As of May 7, 2020, the results are in and we have some work ahead of us. Survey responses were 59% residential and 41% business, nonprofit and government. Here's what respondents had to say:
- 70% feel their community's economic conditions have been significantly disrupted by COVID and 55% of them expect for recovery to be difficult
- 64% said top three community needs were paying their rent or mortgage, finding employment and accessing food resources
- 58% expect not to return to pre-COVID conditions until February 2021 or beyond
Full survey results here.
From our initial evaluation, we anticipate more than 50% of households will need some sort of community assistance over the next 12 months.
Help support your community by donating to the Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Fund. The fund support programs
that address shelter, employment and food scarcity issues, plus more.
The United Way network was built for such a time as this. We've been supporting Northwest Indiana residents for more than 60 years so they can get back on track.