United to help hard-working, struggling families in Northern Fairfield County
Northern Fairfield County is often referred to as the Greater Danbury area. It includes Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, and Redding.
Northern Fairfield County offers residents a desirable quality of life, well-regarded local schools, and well-valued real estate. But despite being a desirable place to live, residents face a number of challenges.
- The cost of living is high and on the rise. The cost of basic household expenses in Connecticut is $77,832 for a family of four (two adults with one infant and one preschooler) and $24,672 for a single adult.
- In Danbury alone, 50% of households are ALICE and struggling to afford basic needs.
- Northern Fairfield County residents are burdened by housing costs: 49% of Danbury renters and 40% of homeowners spend more than one third of their income on housing, which stresses household budgets at all levels.
To help the hard-working families in Northern Fairfield County, we are focusing on: increasing access to quality childcare and education; increasing access to healthy food; giving people the tools they need to help them save and become more financially stable. Learn more about Our Work
Highlights in Northern Fairfield