In a collaborative effort, United Ways in several states (and more on the way) are changing the way we think about financial need in their state and across the country.
This effort grew from a project first initiated in 2009 at United Way of Northern New Jersey. In 2014, United Ways in several states issued Reports and began to use the data to inform the strategies to strengthen their communities. Many other state Reports are in development, with an expected release in the fall of 2015 and 2016.
Download a copy of the United Way ALICE Report
Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling – the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.
Click here to see ALICE household budgets for varying family configurations in the counties and states studied.
Click here to read about ALICE in the press.
United Way ALICE Reports
PDF Connecticut (2014)
PDF Florida (2014)
PDF Iowa (2016)
PDF Indiana (2014)
PDF Louisiana (2015)
PDF Maryland (coming soon)
PDF Michigan (2014)
PDF New Jersey (2014)
PDF New York (2016)
PDF Ohio (coming in 2017)
PDF Pacific Northwest: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (2015)
PDF Virginia (coming in 2017)
PDF Wisconsin (2016)
United Way ALICE Reports – Data Update
PDF 2016 Update for Connecticut
PDF 2016 Update for Florida (coming in 2017)
PDF 2016 Update for Indiana
PDF 2016 Update for Louisiana (coming soon)
PDF 2016 Update for Michigan (coming in 2017)
PDF 2016 Update for New Jersey (coming soon)
PDF 2016 Update for Pacific Northwest: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (coming soon)
United Way ALICE Reports – Executive Summaries
PDF Six-State Comparison (2014)
PDF Multi-State Comparison (coming soon)
United Way ALICE Reports – Special Reports
PDF Consequences of Insufficient Income (coming soon)