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United Ways across Idaho have launched a statewide survey to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Idaho families. All Idaho families are invited to complete the United Way Idaho COVID19 survey
“Every Idaho family has felt the impact of COVID-19. In uncertain times like these, there is no better way to create pathways forward than to be grounded in knowledge gathered from the people we serve,” said Kevin Bailey, CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.
Before the pandemic hit, more than 40% of households in Southeastern and Eastern Idaho fell into the federal poverty plus ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) demographic, meaning these families were in financially precarious situations. For many, the economic crisis has stripped available assets and abruptly repositioned families into unfamiliar financial positions. The survey seeks information on a wide range of topics, including the most pressing concerns, job changes, childcare challenges, community resource gaps, and other economic changes Idaho families are navigating.
“On a daily basis, United Ways throughout Idaho work hard to serve those suffering from the loss of basic needs and sense of security due to the workforce interruptions,” said Bailey.
“As we respond to the immediate needs, United Ways in Idaho are thinking ahead to the next phase of recovery and what will be needed most to help get families back on track.”