All people in North Carolina are financially stable and have lifetime economic prosperity.

Why Is This Important?

Low income is a strong predictor of health disparities and instances of disease. Poverty is linked to restricted access to resources and opportunities for healthy living conditions. HNC 2030, p. 36

Story Behind the Curve

North Carolina ranks 39th in the nation for percentage of individuals below 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The 5-year average percent of individuals below 200% FPL was 37% from 2013-2017 compared to 33% nationally. The 2019 200% FPL for individuals was $24,980. Ethnic and racial minorities are disproportionately affected by poverty with 52% of American Indians, 51% of African Americans, and 64% of Hispanic North Carolinians living below 200% of the FPL, compared to 31% of the white population. Over the past decade the percent of individuals below 200% FPL has been slowly decreasing across North Carolina. Current goals align with statewide 10-year targets to decrease the percent of individuals living below 200% FPL to 27% or to increase the rate of decline. HNC 2030 pp. 36-37

Partners

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Child Care Services Association (CCSA)
https://www.childcareservices.org/
Communities in Partnership (CIP)
https://communitiesinpartnership.org/
Cooperative Christian Ministry
https://cooperativeministry.com/
Crisis Assistance Ministry
https://www.crisisassistance.org/
End Poverty Durham
http://endpovertydurham.org/
Equity Before Birth
https://www.equitybeforebirth.com/
NC Raise Up
https://www.ncraiseup.org/fed-up
GreenLight Fund- Charlotte
https://greenlightfund.org/sites/charlotte/
Latin American Coalition
https://latinamericancoalition.org/
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
https://www.mrbf.org/
NAACP
https://naacp.org/
NCCARE360
https://nccare360.org/
NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF)
https://buildthefoundation.org/
North Carolina Community Action Association
https://www.nccaa.net/
North Carolina Early Education Coalition
https://ncearlyeducationcoalition.org/
NC DHHS Office of Economic Opportunity
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/office-economic-opportunity
North Carolina Justice Center
https://www.ncjustice.org/
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
https://nccadv.org/
North Carolina Department of Commerce
https://www.nccommerce.com/
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers (NCNG)
https://ncgrantmakers.org/
North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign- A National Call for Moral Revival
https://ppc-nc.org/
The Duke Endowment
https://www.dukeendowment.org/program-areas/overview
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
https://www.zsr.org/
What Works
  • Advocate for universal basic income
  • Advocate for universal health insurance/Expand Medicaid eligibility
  • Bring back the infrastructure to support community & economic development at the state and federal level
  • Focus economic development on well-paying jobs
  • Improve third grade reading proficiency and high school graduation rates
  • Increase paid medical leave
  • Increase subsidized childcare
  • Increase the state earned income tax credit
  • Launch funds for minority businesses
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour • Reduce incarceration
  • Strengthen initiatives to prevent teen pregnancy
  • Support and strengthen the community college system
Description of Indicator Data

American Community Survey (US Census)

Additional Data Needed at Local Level

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/screening-questions

Measures
Time
Period
Current Actual Value
Current Target Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
HNC2030
I
2020
31.0%
5
-20%
HNC2030
I
2020
29.2%
1
-1%
I
2020
54.1%
1
1%
I
2020
68.1%
1
1%
HNC2030
I
2020
46.3%
1
-6%
I
2020
34.0%
1
4%
I
2020
56.2%
1
5%
HNC2030
I
2020
36.6%
1
0%
HNC2030
I
2020
46.3%
1
14%
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