According to CBS News, a new study found, "America is heading for a level of income inequality that hasn't been seen since 1928 -- yet the richest residents in fives states and 30 cities have already surpassed that threshold." Florida is one of those 5 states and
Key West is #3 among the cities
where the top 1% of earners have exceeded 1928's income inequality.
What does this mean for our community?
UWFK fights for Keys residents who earn the disproportionately low income in this unequal situation. The services provided by our 19 UWFK-supported partner agencies ensure that families have nutritious food, their children have quality childcare, and a safety net is in place should a crisis arise. Without these programs, many in our community would not be able to provide for their families.