What is Alice?
Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed.
What is ALICE?
ALICE is an acronym that stands for: Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed. This describes those earning above the poverty level but still living paycheck to paycheck.
Who is ALICE?
of Lake County residents are ALICE or below
of Sumter County residents are ALICE or below
There are 8.5 million households in Florida
(21.2 million people)
Population below ALICE Threshold
9 million of those people have an income below the ALICE threshold
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Learn how ALICE was caught in the crosscurrents of competing economic forces during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Working Isn’t Enough
For 3.9 million (45%) Florida households, basics were out of reach in 2021.
In addition to the 1.1 million households in poverty, another 2.7 million were ALICE – Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – earning above the poverty level but still living paycheck to paycheck.
Even with the temporary financial supports available during the pandemic, a family of four with two adults working full time in two of Florida’s most common jobs couldn’t afford the basics for survival.
ALICE in the Workplace
Within the top 20 occupations in the state, an estimated one-third of all employees are below the ALICE threshold (995,283). Of the top 20 occupations in Florida, 70% of them pay less than $20/hour.
The 2023 ALICE Report revealed that a family of four with an infant and a preschooler needs $88,000 to live comfortably. At United Way of Lake & Sumter we partner with families and work together to help them reach that stability, but we can’t do it alone. Give today and help United Way of Lake & Sumter create a community that will give every family an opportunity to reach their full potential.