By Associated Press - Saturday, November 16, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A new report shows nearly half of Connecticut households have an income that’s insufficient to cover their basic needs.

The Connecticut Self-Sufficiency Standard Report, released by the Connecticut Office of Health Care Strategy and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, finds that 44 to 48% of Connecticut households are below the self-sufficiency standard.

It also finds that 25% of those are in Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury.

The amount needed to cover basic needs such as child care, housing, food and health care can vary greatly by family type and geography.

The report finds a single adult in Hartford needs $22,398, while a single adult in Stamford needs $37,703. For a household with two adults and two young children, it ranges from $63,896 in Windham to $99,668 in Stamford.

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