February 16, 2013. When viewed with a gender lens, the Governor’s 2013-2014 budget impacts New York City’s low-income women and their families in many ways, from decreased resources for low-income women seeking to get a foothold in the job market, to reduced funding for a wide range of essential support services, including access to child care. These proposed budget cuts, coupled with a weak recovery and sharp increases in poverty levels in NYC, further destabilize those most in need. Over the last three years, poverty rates in NYC increased by 2.7 percentage points, resulting in the highest poverty level in over a decade. Since the start of the recession in 2008, 200,000 more New York City residents have fallen into poverty, bringing the total to 1.7 million. View the report.