Photo: Elyse Butler
Two or three jobs are not enough to provide financial stability for many local families. How can we create CHANGE?
Many numbers suggest that most people in Hawaii should be thriving. Only 11 percent of the population lives in poverty according to federal standards, one of the lowest rates in the nation. The unemployment rate is a historically low 2 percent, the visitor economy keeps growing and Hawai‘i’s median household income is relatively high compared to the rest of the country.
Yet so many of us can name friends, colleagues and relatives who are just a paycheck or emergency away from losing their homes.