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of NYCHA residents are in the extremely low income, very low income and low income categories


of residents make less than $25,000


of NYCHA residents are unbanked compared to the New York average of 11.7%

is the residents’ average household income — only 35% of New York City’s $63,998 average.
NYCHA residents are not accessing financial services at banks or credit unions.
is approximately the high school graduation rate for New York City. Of the 33% who do not complete high school, 72% are NYCHA residents.
Client Stories
Our donors' generosity brings an end to cycles of poverty in New York City neighborhoods—one person at a time. We enjoy speaking to our clients and listening to their inspiring stories of how utilizing Urban Upbound's services help their fight against generational poverty — whether it's through starting a career, getting financial aid for college, or increasing their credit score. We compile their experiences and stories in our Medium blog.