What is ALICE?
ALICE, a United Way acronym which 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 of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.
Why ALICE Matters
ALICE workers are essential to the fabric of our society. ALICE works in jobs that are integral to our communities, from child care educators and home health aides to mechanics – all workers we rely on every day.
The future success of our communities is directly tied to the financial stability of ALICE households. When ALICE suffers and is forced to make difficult choices, we all face serious consequences.
ALICE in Palm Beach County
United Way of Florida ALICE Report quantifies the size of the workforce in Palm Beach County that is struggling financially, and the reasons why. According to the report, 46% of county households are employed but cannot meet their basic needs. The number of workers struggling to cover essentials has increased by 5% (between 2010 and 2016).
2018 ALICE Report
NEW IN 2018: View the interactive map.
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