Struggling families (ALICE)

ALICE, a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working but are unable to afford the basic necessities. We use these reports as the framework for our work in creating equity.


The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our racial and economic shortcomings for all to see and worsened financial hardship for many struggling households. The Report, The Pandemic Divide: An ALICE Analysis of National COVID Surveys, reveals that ALICE families fared significantly worse than higher-income households during the pandemic — financially, physically, and emotionally.


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