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Tell Albany to ensure economic security for New York families

New York families with children are facing staggering levels of poverty, food insecurity, and housing instability. In the majority of our state’s counties, more than 20% of renter households spend at least half of their income on rent. The rate of New York families with children reporting food insufficiency has increased to 13.4% since 2021. Children of color in New York State face the greatest effects of poverty, with 28% of Black and 25% Latine families struggling with poverty compared to the overall state total of 18%. 

But New York’s state leaders can invest in programs and services proven to reduce child poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity. These are solutions that are not only possible but modeled in other communities and proven to work through expansions and policy changes during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. We are happy to see that many such solutions are included in both the NYS Assembly and Senate One House Resolutions, increasing increasing the SNAP minimum, strengthening tax credits for families, creating a statewide housing subsidy program, and more. 

We must continue to push for these investments in the final budget, so please take a few minutes and send a letter to the Governor and Legislative leaders urging them to support essential economic, housing, and food security investments in the State’s 2024-2025 Budget. 

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