The ACS FY 2022 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. It is designed as a companion to update the data presented in the deeply comprehensive FY 2021 report.
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 impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was in its early stages when Fiscal Year 2021 began in June 2020 and has continued well into Fiscal Year 2022.
When considered collectively, these indicators provide an overview of the outcomes and experiences of Howard County residents across our systems (i.e., laws, government policies, written and unwritten practices, work cultures, etc.) as they strive to provide for themselves and their families. Se below for our FY 2020, FY 2021, and FY 2022 reports. The data in each report are a resounding call to action for all of us to invest in systemic change so we have a County where people at every income level can live and thrive.