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Hi there —
Here's the reality we've seen time and again at Win shelters:
Mothers like Lisa work full-time at minimum-wage jobs all over the city,
but her family is one of 10,000 living in New York City unable to
afford rent on an apartment for herself and her family. Her six-year-old
son, Anthony, is one of the city's 22,000 homeless children.
In no state can a minimum-wage employee working a standard 40-hour
week afford a two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent. In New York
City, finding affordable housing on an $8-per-hour wage is a significant
The team at Win works each day to help homeless families regain their
independence and escape the cycle, giving their children a shot at a
A living wage is the first step towards a brighter future for the families we serve.
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