What defines poverty in Utah?

Families in Utah require almost 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG), $52,400 per year for a family of four, to meet their basic needs.

Families cannot thrive until they’ve exceeded the Utah poverty level. The limited resources available to low-income families are not enough and poverty becomes cyclical.  


The hurdles

The cycle of poverty is enforced by a lack of affordable housing, childcare, healthcare, and living-wage jobs.

Did you know:

  • 52,845 households pay more than 50% of their income on housing
  • 18% of all children in the US are living in poverty - that's approximately 13 million children.
  • 38% of single mothers live below the Federal Poverty Guideline
  • 6 in 10 Americans do not have $500 in savings
  • Only 30% of adults living in poverty maintain year-round employment
  • Homeless children are 2X more likely to have a learning disability

The state of Utah

The situation for children living at or near the Utah poverty level is frightening. If left unaided, they have a 35% higher likelihood of living in poverty as adults. ARRIVE brings a circle of support around families who need it most by breaking the cycle of poverty through education, empowerment, and community support.