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Panel looks at why many Bucks families are struggling

Why are so many middle-class families in Bucks County underwater?
Bucks County has changed. Tax hikes and other rising costs are draining savings. Despite their best efforts, more and more hard-working families are drowning in debt. Parents have good reason to doubt their children will have better lives.

Join Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) for a panel discussion, “Underwater: What’s Sinking Families in Bucks County,” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Bucks County Opportunity Council, 721 Veterans Highway, Bristol.

Panelists include: Marissa Christie, president and CEO, United Way of Bucks County; Joann Dorr, manager, Community Health and Wellbeing; Jason Harris, superintendent, Morrisville School District; and Erin Lukoss, executive director, Bucks County Opportunity Council, with moderator Jon Rubin, director, Housing & Human Services, Bucks County.

Hear community experts speak to the “alarming trends” threatening the Bucks County families they serve. Learn about the concrete steps the government can take to turn the tide, as described in a new report from PCCY.


Th event will coincide with the release of PCCY’s Bucks County report, “Underwater What’s Sinking Families in Bucks County.”