Bornstein Poverty Q1

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Providing a healthy, safe home at a price affordable to very low and extremely low income households. If families pay no more than 30% of their income for rent or mortgage, they have the majority of their income available for healthy food, health care, transportation and even a modest savings account.


Additional thoughts

Stable and decent housing affordable to even the lowest of income households. When shelter is appropriately sized for the number of persons living there, rent or mortgage no more than 30% of the household income and healthy for the occupants, students do better in school, there are fewer health challenges for household members and attendance at work is more reliable. A safe, stable and affordable home is the best foundation for escaping poverty.