People with steady employment are less likely to live in poverty and more likely to be healthy. Many people have difficulty finding and keeping a job, and people with disabilities, injuries, or chronic health conditions may be limited in their ability to work. Job assistance programs, career counseling, and affordable, high-quality child-care opportunities can help people find and keep jobs.
The Challenges We Face
of High Point households live on less than $25,000
the median household income in High Point compared to $54,602 in the state of NC – barely two-thirds needed to meet the cost of living
census Tracts in High Point were designated as having persistent poverty
How We Work
We fund UNC Greensboro’s Eviction Data Project, which will create a complete, accurate, and up-to-date database of evictions in High Point, so that policymakers and advocates can deploy resources more efficiently and intervene where it is most needed.
The Foundation works with the Asset Funders Network to bring about a local funders network to support wealth building in neighborhoods.
The Foundation provides capacity building support to The Barnabas Network to establish a physical location and warehouse in High Point so that it can provide furniture at no cost to people and families transitioning into more stable housing.
Our Partners on This Issue
Our Upstream Approach
Learn more about how we address the social, economic, and environmental conditions determining well-being.