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RI Work Supports Among Least Generous in New England

Despite the oft-cited myth that RI offers more help to its residents than other states, the  support we provide for working and under-employed families is among the lowest in New England.

2014 Rhode Island Standard of Need

Our study of what it costs to live and raise a family in the Ocean State and how work supports help close the gap between earnings and wages.

Guide to Assistance

Find programs offering assistance with income, food, child care, health care, housing, and utilities:

Access the Guide

Cost of Living Calculator (Coming in 2015)

Find out how much you need to make to pay your bills with our Cost of Living Calculator. 



Happy FamilyA joint initiative of EPI and RI KIDS COUNT, the project gives consumers a voice in the state's implementation of federal health care reform.


A coalition dedicated to ensuring that our state has a dynamic and comprehensive workforce development system that meets the needs of employers and workers, especially those with low skills.