Everyone we help at Recycling Furniture For Families lives at or below poverty guidelines set by the federal government. A huge number of media stories refer to the poverty level–but often do not mention specifics.
The 2013 poverty guidelines for the 48 states & Washington D.C. are: $11,490 annual income for one person; $15,510 for two people; $19,530 for three people; $23,550 for four people; $27,570 for five people; $31,590 for six people, $35,610 for seven people; and $39,630 for eight people. For families/households with more than eight people, add $4,020 a person.