What defines poverty in Utah?
Families in Utah require almost 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG), $52,400 per year for a family of four, to meet their basic needs.
Families cannot thrive until they’ve exceeded the Utah poverty level. The limited resources available to low-income families are not enough and poverty becomes cyclical.
The cycle of poverty is enforced by a lack of affordable housing, childcare, healthcare, and living-wage jobs.
Did you know:
- 52,845 households pay more than 50% of their income on housing
- 18% of all children in the US are living in poverty - that's approximately 13 million children.
- 38% of single mothers live below the Federal Poverty Guideline
- 6 in 10 Americans do not have $500 in savings
- Only 30% of adults living in poverty maintain year-round employment
- Homeless children are 2X more likely to have a learning disability