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 2023 poverty guidelines of annual income for the 48 states and the District of Columbia are as follows:

$14,580 for one person
$19,720 for two people
$24,860 for three people
$30,000 for four people
$35,140 for five people
$40,280 for six people
$45,420 for seven people
$50,560 for eight people

For families/households with more than eight people, add $5,140 a person.