How COVID-19 impacts ALICE: Learn More

RESEARCH CENTER • SPECIAL TOPICS

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.

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, each state’s ALICE Report presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and municipal level. 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. United For ALICE 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 on the links below to explore the data for each of our participating states.

Financial Hardships in Black Families

Consequences of Insufficient Income

Benefits of Sufficient Income


COVID-19 and ALICE

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has exposed critical shortcomings in our economy and in our systems of health care and education. In the midst of this crisis, the ALICE measures show how profoundly the nation’s most vulnerable households are being affected.