In January 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his vision to help reduce poverty in New York State. His plan was simple: Provide grants to a few cities and allow them to etermine how best to either enhance or create programs that can help more New Yorkers become self-sufficient.
The timing of the new program neatly coincided with the United Way’s state-wide study on the working poor called ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income onstrained, Employed.
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