During 2017, of Florida’s 7.5 million households, 3.3 million struggled to afford their basic necessities; things such as housing, food, child and health care, and transportation. The cost of basic household expenses increased steadily in every county in Florida between 2007-2017. While low wage jobs continue to dominate the Florida landscape, the amount needed to bring households to financial stability has grown faster than wages and government spending. Many people continue to lack the resources to achieve financial self-sufficiency and stability. To bridge the gap, United Way created their Income Council to create financial literacy and financial stability solutions.