- Georgia ranks 38th in the nation in the percentage of low income working families.
"Sadly, the findings of The Working Poor Families Project report confirm some of my greatest concerns about how the ongoing economic downturn is hurting Georgians. It’s alarming that the number of our low-income families increased by 5 percent in the last five years. Georgia is still struggling with one of the worst foreclosure and unemployment problems in the country and it’s important to draw attention to the fact that there are real families behind those statistics." — Alan Essig, executive director, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Georgia Ranks 49 in America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness (released 2009)
"America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness" provides a comprehensive snapshot of our nation’s homeless children, both nationally and state-by-state. The report is a call to action. It offers policy and program solutions to this growing tragedy."
Please see the Short Report for additional information on Georgia's troubling status. (The Report Card is based on data collected during the 2005-2006 school year.)
Faith And The City produces video, “In Search of a Living Wage: Faith in Georgia,” as part of a statewide campaign to inform members of various faith communities and their congregations of the business and moral arguments for a living wage for all working families in Georgia.