2018 ALICE REPORT RELEASED

The updated 2018 Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report documents the challenges facing ALICE families throughout our state and identifies trends that affect ALICE’s ability to achieve financial security.

Connecticut United Ways are committed to standing with households that, despite working hard, live paycheck to paycheck and are unable to afford life’s most basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, transportation, technology and healthcare.

This demographic is called ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents the 30 percent of Connecticut households that have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level but below a basic cost-of-living.

The updated 2018 Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report documents the challenges facing ALICE families throughout our state and identifies trends that affect ALICE’s ability to achieve financial security.

With the release of our third ALICE report, Connecticut United Ways continue to call attention to ALICE households by identifying barriers preventing ALICE from making ends meet and executing solutions that can lead to financial security for ALICE. Combined, ALICE and Poverty households make up 40% of all households in Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT UNITED WAYS STAND WITH ALICE

Connecticut United Ways remain committed to supporting ALICE and fighting for the health, education and financial security of all Connecticut residents. We invest in child care, early learning, basic needs, diverse housing options, job training, asset development and financial education. We advocate for good jobs, fair wages, access to good schools, affordable housing, and quality child care that families can afford.

View report here.

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