The ACS FY 2021 Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report provides information to inform the Howard County community about our neighbors and colleagues whose economic stability is at risk and to contribute to data-driven public policy discussion and development.
The report includes indicators in the areas of finance, housing, food, childcare, healthcare, and residents with a disability, with many disaggregated by race and ethnicity. It also captures the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was in its early stages when Fiscal Year 2021 began, in June 2020.
When considered collectively, these indicators provide an overview of the challenges faced by Howard County households as they strive to provide for themselves and their families. We encourage ACS members and other individuals and public and private organizations to use the data in their education and advocacy efforts.