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Across Wisconsin, over a third of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, health care, food, and transportation. 


 

Who is ALICE?

ALICE, an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a way of defining our families, neighbors, and colleagues (men and women) who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget.

 

ALICE educates our children, keeps us healthy, and makes our quality of life possible. But these low-wage jobs, often in the service sector, do not pay enough for ALICE to live on. These families are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality childcare or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences for ALICE and our communities. The future success of our communities is directly tied to the financial stability of ALICE households.

 

What is the United Way ALICE Initiative?

The United Way ALICE Initiative is a collaborative research effort identifying and communicating the needs of the voiceless part of our communities; allowing for local change-makers to understand, measure, and advance change to improve the lives of ALICE households, ultimately strengthening our communities.

 


 

2016 United Way ALICE Report Erratum:

  • The 2016 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Study of Financial Hardship in Wisconsin characterized 29 percent of Wisconsin households as ALICE. Due to an error in calculating the tax budget line, that number should have been 23 percent. More information can be found here.

2018 United Way ALICE Refresh:

  • A refreshed report with the most current data available will be released across Wisconsin in August 2018. 

 


 

 

 

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 An refreshed report is scheduled to be released August 2018. If you need information about ALICE prior to this release, please contact uww@unitedwaywi.org.

   

 

 
more Calendar

8/2/2018
2018 ALICE Refresh Marketing Training Call

8/8/2018
2018 Welcome to United Way Seminar

8/10/2018
UWWi Monthly Advocacy Call

9/14/2018
UWWi Monthly Advocacy Call

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