ALICE: Working Hard, but Struggling to Survive


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Report | County Pages | County Budgets | MethodologyBibliography

NEW IN 2018: View the interactive map.

Click here to learn more about the United Way ALICE Project and the other states involved.

Accreditations

Contributions benefit United Way of Palm Beach County, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, CH802, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1. 800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR AT www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”
United Way of Palm Beach County receives 100% of each contribution.