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Asset poverty has a major impact on Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Many in our community are just one or two paychecks away from losing financial stability. This state has a major impact on our residents' quality of life, and has a cumulative negative impact on our community as a whole.

At a glance:

  • 39% of Winston-Salem households are experiencing asset poverty.
  • 22% of Forsyth County households are experiencing extreme asset poverty.
  • 56% of Forsyth County residents have subprime credit scores.
  • 49% of Winston-Salem renters are cost-burdened.
  • 35% of Winston-Salem low-income residents are uninsured.
  • 60% of Forsyth County single-parent households live in asset poverty.

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