At a staggering 24.7%, the poverty rate in Monroe County is significantly greater than the national average, at 11.8%.
The hourly living wage to support one adult in Monroe County is $11.85, but Indiana’s minimum wage is only $7.25.
NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) is a membership organization of 20,000 housing and community development providers and professionals throughout the United States. NAHRO members create and manage affordable housing for low- and middle-income families and vibrant communities that enhance the quality of life for all; they administer more than 3 million homes for more than 7.9 million people.
NAHRO started August Advocacy in 2019 and ensures to advocate for a critical issue every August, tackling a related topic every week. The important topics that they are focusing on this year are as follows:
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