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What is ALICE?

ALICE is an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed. It's a metric that represents the number of households in a specific geographic area that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the county - also known as the ALICE Threshold. 

Individuals and families that identify as ALICE are employed, occasionally working multiple jobs or in essential positions, but are unable to achieve or maintain financial stability due to the rising costs of living and stagnating wages.

What is the ALICE Threshold?

Derived from the Household Survival Budget, this is the average income that a household needs to afford housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and a smartphone plan, plus taxes. It is calculated for various household types for every U.S. state and county.

ALICE In Focus 

For 2022, United for ALICE put together reports focused on three groups: Children, People with Disabilities, and Veterans. Click the links below to learn more about the reports focused on these groups.

ALICE Focus on Children

ALICE Focus on People with Disabilities

ALICE Focus on Veterans