Thursday, December 4, 2008

Self-Sufficiency Standard Discussed in Loveland

CCLP Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator Tracey Stewart was in Loveland yesterday where she delivered a presentation on the Self-Sufficiency Standard.

“The (self-sufficiency) standard is an evaluation tool of how economically healthy Colorado is,” said Tracey Stewart of the Center on Law and Policy. "And when you apply it, we’re not actually all that healthy.”
The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a bare-bones budget of everyday vital expenses, customized by family size and county location. Unlike the outdated Federal Poverty Level, the Self-Sufficiency Standard gives a more accurate indication of the economic security of families, based on real world conditions.

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