A bill with devastating $8 billion cuts to nutrition assistance is passed to the President to sign. Our CEO, Sheena Wright, comments in the New York times. Read More.
One in four people living in New York City does not have enough income and earnings to meet the most basic household budget. We all need a stable income to be able to provide the necessities—food, rent, and utilities. Yet so many New Yorkers don't even have that; they're just barely getting by. One in three families has no savings whatsoever for use in emergencies, and they regularly must make tough choices--buy food or pay the rent.
United Way of New York City works to ensure that our low-income neighbors get the short-term help they need right now as well as assistance to become more financially stable over the long term with the following initiatives: