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Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015

Publication date: 
07/15/2015

Nearly a third of California’s households “struggle each month to meet basic needs,” largely because of the state’s high cost of living, a new study by United Ways of California concludes.

The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back to the early 1960s and pegs California’s rate at just half of what the United Ways study found.

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LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles

Publication date: 
07/15/2015

The report, LA2050: Vision for a Successful Los Angeles, provides the history, context, recent developments, and next steps for LA2050.

It describes the metrics to track and reach the five LA2050 goals, as well as current data points that identify how far we have to go.

The report also shares recent grants made to local partners to make progress toward these goals, articulates the broad strategy of investments, partnership, and activation that, together, enable LA2050 to achieve a shared vision for a better Los Angeles by 2050.

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