ALICE Report

Connecticut United Ways recently issued a ground-breaking report on the portion of the state population it calls ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed. The report details how, despite working hard, 25 percent of Connecticut households have earnings above the federal poverty level but below what United Way calls the ALICE Threshold, which is based on a conservative estimate of how much income is necessary to afford basic needs in the community in which they live. Together, ALICE households and households in poverty account for 35 percent of all households in Connecticut, demonstrating that more than one third of households in the state face financial hardship.

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