Research & Reports


‘Overlooked & Undercounted 2021: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in New York City’

Download the 2021 report.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed to meet NYC families’ basic necessities – including housing, food, health care, and childcare – without any public or private assistance. The 2021 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report found that one in three households in New York City do not earn enough to cover the city’s basic costs of living.

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