Jarrett Murphy

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Jarrett Murphy is the executive editor and publisher of City Limits.
A multi-story home in Highland Falls New York, a wealthy suburb.

The Secret History of Area Median Income

AMI is typically used to determine whether a person is eligible for housing assistance. But in a large and wealthy area like the New York City metro, the resulting definitions of “low income” are often skewed, leaving out those who really need the help.