Partnering with United Way
We continued our efforts and participation with the United Way’s Anti-Poverty Initiative. One of their sub-committee is addressing assets and challenges within this community. At the most recent meeting, we identified top challenges facing people in poverty and keeping people in poverty.
Some of the common challenges that everyone seemed to agree upon included; housing, transportation, and child care. This community does have assets that address these challenges, but they still seem to hinder residents of Broome County to be able to get out of poverty. The Chamber is looking into different ways to try to collaboratively address each of these challenges.
If you are interested in learning more about the housing challenge, please come to our next Eggs & Issues on Friday, August 4th – register now!