Skip to content

UWNSV reports over 1 million Virginia households struggle financially

online charity auction

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) reports by email that more than 36,000 households were unable to make ends meet during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This produces more than 1.7 million or 38 percent of Virginia households struggling to afford the basics or are at poverty level.

Some of the hardest hit areas are in the Northern Shenandoah Valley with numbers rising to roughly four percent.

The City of Winchester ranks the highest in the region when it comes to the number of households living below the federal poverty level at 49 percent.

Page County is at 45 percent Shenandoah and Warren Counties are at 40 percent of households living below the poverty level.

According to UWNSV these households fall within the Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed or ALICE category.

The United Way is offering assistance to these households through the ALICE Project.

To find out more about the ALICE project and how it can help click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Related Posts