Ohio’s communities thrive when people feel safe, have good jobs and can afford the basics. Unfortunately, a job doesn’t always mean a living and Ohioans across the state aren’t making enough to make ends meet.
AOF’s new Ohio Poverty Snapshot resource card highlights that despite signs of an economic recovery, too many Ohioans are living in poverty. One side of the card shows the 2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines that are used to determine who is and who is not eligible for benefits through government support programs and the other emphasizes that most common Ohio jobs leave working Ohioans in need of extra support.
Help Us Spread the Word:
- We encourage you to print and share this resource with your friends, colleagues and your state lawmakers.
- When you talk with people, highlight that public investments in government support programs benefit all Ohioans.
- If you would like a copy of the card sent to you, please send us an email with your name and mailing address.
- Use the hashtag #poorwhileworking when posting about poverty in Ohio on social media to join the conversation.