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Financial Stress/Homelessness (OCCS)

Outcome Objective

By December 31, 2020, decrease the percentage of Olmsted County adults reporting living in financial stress from 26.0% to 20.0%

 

Strategies

Increase the availability of affordable housing

A: By December 31, 2020, decrease the percentage of households paying more than 30% of their income for housing

  • For households with income below $20,000: from 83% to 50%
  • For households with income between $20,000 and $34,999: from 55% to 50%

B: By December 31, 2015, evaluate and begin implementation of strategies identified in the Olmsted County Housing Plan that increase affordable housing for lower income levels.

Ensure people have access to safety net programs

A: By December 31, 2017 increase the Food Support Access Index from 60% to 65%
B: By December 31, 2016, increase the participation rate in the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the state Working Families Credit
C: By December 31, 2016, decrease the number of uninsured people from 6% to 1%
D: By December 31, 2016, improve community outreach, education, and access to all safety net programs, including food, cash, housing, and medical assistance

 

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