Over several years, the Earned Income Tax Credit helped single-mother Anna to buy a car, a home, and go back to school.
Trisha is a low-income client turned volunteer tax preparer thanks to the help of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and her tax site.
Daniela is a low-income client turned volunteer tax preparer thanks to her tax site and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
In low-income urban communities, residents often do not have easy access to fresh produce either at grocery stores or from farms and gardens, which can lead to unhealthy lifestyles, obesity and other health issues. In the City of Rockford, Illinois, the City Human Service Department recognized this need...
I was in my 40’s when my husband of 25 years left me without any resources. While dealing with the emotional devastation of the divorce I also had to worry how I was going to support myself and the two…
Indicators of poverty in Illinois
Percentage of people living in poverty
Percentage of low-income people (200% of poverty or below)