Impact of Poverty

1 in 5 Tucsonans live in poverty.
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What Are Basic Needs?

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory posits fundamental physiological and psychological needs must be met in order for one to truly overcome boundaries that impede personal success. If basic human needs cannot be met, meeting those needs becomes the individual’s sole focus. The continued focus on basic needs hinders struggling individuals from moving up the pyramid and truly achieving personal success.

At TMM we are passionate about helping people transition from our programs into independent living and we believe part of that journey includes addressing basic needs.

Single-Parent Homes

Instability at home reflects at school where kids struggle to keep up with the rest of the class. Housing Instability impacts access to basic needs (clothing and food). Stress created in this vacuum is consistently linked to abuse, neglect, and low educational achievement.

Our goal is to help single parents provide the basic life needs of their children as they get back on their feet.

In Arizona nearly 40% of those identified below the poverty level are single mothers
When housing costs rise above 30% of a family’s monthly adjusted income, a family is considered “cost-burdened”

Housing Insecurity & Poverty

People who live in poverty often live on the brink of homelessness where any surprise expense could end in eviction or financial ruin.

Rental rates in Southern Arizona are rising at a rate that is disproportionate to the cost of ownership. This creates an unnecessary barrier for low-income renters who struggle to find affordable housing.

Homes that are affordable are often run-down, poorly managed, and take advantage of the most impoverished and vulnerable (single moms, children, seniors, and disabled).

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