Tag Archives: poverty

Earnings And Education Contributing To Poverty?

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment found the county had an average unemployment rate of 5.5% and that unemployment has actually decreased .7% over the last year. Between 2013 and 2017, the Continue reading

Community Assessment Looks At MOCO Poverty

The Moffat County United Way has completed a community assessment of the area that looked at poverty, unemployment, housing, transportation and other issues that impact those living in poverty. The assessment showed that more than 11% of Moffat County’s population is living below the poverty level. According to the report, between 2000 Continue reading

Learn How To Plan And Save For The Future

Low income individuals and families can now apply to take part in the Moffat County United Way class, Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By World, part of their Bridges out of Poverty program. The free class is designed to help low income community members Continue reading

MOCO United Way Secures $50 Thousand Grant

The Moffat County United Way was awarded a $50,000 grant earlier this week to go towards the Bridges out of Poverty program. Bridges out of Poverty focuses on economic class differences to provide concrete tools and strategies to prevent, Continue reading

Child Poverty Rate Falls In CO

kids-running-300A new report says the number of children living in poverty in Colorado has dropped for the second straight year, falling to the same level as before the recession.  The Kids Count report by the Colorado Children’s Campaign found that 15 percent of children lived in households earning less than the federal Continue reading

State’s Economy Growing…Slowly

economyColorado’s economy continued to grow in the past year, but far too many workers are not receiving the benefits of the economic recovery. That’s the key finding in “State of Working Colorado 2014,” the Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s annual analysis of Colorado’s economy. Claire Levy, CCLP’s executive editor, says, Continue reading