Free

Dismantling the Benefits Cliff in Forsyth County

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center

1922 South Martin Luther King Junior Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

View Map

Event description
Learn about the negative impacts of the benefits cliff, launch collaborative work groups, and work towards innovative solutions.

About this Event

The Asset Building Coalition of Forsyth County and several community partners invite you to learn how the benefits cliff negatively affects our entire county and build a pathway to shared prosperity.

Solutions will require a collaborative effort among business, government, nonprofit, and grassroots leaders. All members of our community are encouraged to attend this event to have a seat at the table and take action with us.

This is a free event. Food and childcare will be provided.

The Issue

Public benefits programs can help fill the gap between low-wage jobs and a basic standard of living. These programs also help stimulate the local economy as benefit dollars are spent on food, childcare, and housing.

The benefits cliff occurs when a small pay increase disqualifies a worker from public benefit programs and abruptly reduces their household resources. This can cause unexpected financial crisis because household earnings are still not enough to meet a basic standard of living – a major barrier for achieving financial stability.

Forsyth County ranks among the worst counties in the nation for economic mobility. For a working family striving to advance their economic position, the sudden loss of public benefits is devastating.

Learn more

The benefits cliff is a very complex topic. We encourage you to check out the interactive Benefits Cliff Microsite created by Forsyth Futures.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center

1922 South Martin Luther King Junior Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved