Wealth Inequality in America
ZACAH Emergency Financial Assistance Program
Despite being the richest country in the world with a GDP of over $1 trillion, there is a massive discrepancy in the distribution of wealth in USA. Since 1979, this gap in wealth disparity means that 95% of Americans own less today than they did in 1979. Only the top 5% are richer than before.
An average American lives paycheck-to-paycheck: 70% Americans have with less than $500 to deal with any unexpected emergency. Loss of work for a week from injury or illness, breakdown of a car, a medical bill or simply a necessary but unplanned household expense is enough to push an average family into debt, disconnection of utilities and risk of eviction.
Our goal is to intervene in this cycle of financial distress which has far reaching consequences. Besides financial stress, it causes significant mental strain on individuals and families. We can help with emergency assistance for rent, utilities & other essential needs.
Our primary mission is to prevent homelessness by 1) making sure everyone in our community who is housed can stay housed, and 2) eliminating financial barriers to housing. Please apply for ZACAH aid if you are looking for help with your security deposit and first month of rent, behind on rent, or foresee a challenge making rent in the near future.
If you are able to support us in our cause, please donate to ZACAH.