Milford Mirror United Way says 22% of residents earn less than the state’s basic cost of living threshold


Milford’s United Way says the American Dream is slipping away for many residents because they are not earning enough to live a middle class lifestyle.

“The American Dream is that if you work hard, you can expect to get ahead financially,” Gary Johnson, United Way director, said in a press release. “For most of us, that means you can save money; buy a reliable car; purchase a home if you want; afford quality childcare; send your children to college; handle unexpected expenses; pay for your family’s health care; and take family vacations.”

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