What Does It Cost to Live in LA? Virtual Lunch & Learn

What does it really cost to live in LA? Join Imagine LA and United Ways of California for this Virtual Lunch & Learn event where you'll learn what it really costs for families to make ends meet. Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Co-hosts include University of West Los Angeles and Children Now. Register at www.imaginela.org/cost.

In July 2021, United Ways of California released Struggling to Move Up: The Real Cost Measure in California 2021, a new study that reveals the "real cost" of living in California. Unlike the official poverty measure, the Real Cost Measure factors the costs of housing, food, health care, child care and other basic needs to determine the income a household has to earn to meet basic needs.

In this presentation, Henry Gascon, one of the authors of the report, will discuss what the Real Cost Measure looks like throughout California and Los Angeles County, and the challenges low-income households have to face to move up. Through the lens of race, gender and geography, we find single mothers, households of color, households with young children and seniors particularly face hardship. Join us for this compelling conversation on financial security, and help us to address solutions to strengthen well-being in our community.

What Does It Cost to Live in LA? | Virtual Lunch & Learn
Friday, November 5, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom - register below for access link

Event co-hosts include: United Ways of California, Alexandria House, Ascencia, ASCEND: Asian Pacific Islander Edison Business Resource Group, CORT, Divine Persuasion Studio, Do Good Bus, Children Now, LA CARES Mentoring Movement, Larchmont Creative Works, MENTOR California, North LA County CARES Mentoring Movement, Temple Valley Beth Shalom, University of West Los Angeles, Upward Bound House, Wellnest, WisdoMania Fest



: Henry Gascon is Director of Program and Policy Development at United Ways of California. He is a co-author of The Real Cost Measure in California which reveals what it really cost to live in California when factoring the costs of housing, child care, health care, food, transportation and other basic needs. He holds Bachelor degrees in History and International Relations from Holy Names University in Oakland, California and a Master’s in Public Administration specializing in policy analysis from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

  • November 05, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Virtual via Zoom - register for access link
  • Brian Rosenbaum


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