The rising cost of food, compounded by Fairfield County’s cost of living being significantly higher than the state average and rising (Nation Low Income Housing Coalition), means that people in our surrounding towns are suffering. In many cases, families are having to decide between food or rent.
“Making choices about food or rent in one of the wealthiest counties in the country is devastating. People are working so hard and they’re just surviving. We need to recognize that people aren’t lazy, they are working incredibly hard to keep up with the rising cost of living. These things are happening to them and then they carry the burden of blame for not being able to sustain themselves,” shared Michele [Conderino, Executive Director of Open Doors].
Learn more about Open Doors’ approach to ending financial instability in our community and ways to make a difference at https://citylifestyle.com/articles/the-first-step-to-housing-stability-eat