44% of Working Florida Families Struggling to Survive

Of Florida’s 7.5 million households, 14.5 percent lived in poverty in 2015 and
another 29.5 percent were ALICE. Combined, 44 percent had income below the ALICE Threshold, or 3.3 million, up from 2.6 million in 2007.

The United Way ALICE Project provides a framework, language, and tools to measure and understand the struggles of the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities, a population called ALICE. This research initiative partners with state United Way organizations to present data that can stimulate meaningful discussion, attract new partners, and ultimately inform strategies that affect positive change.

To learn more about this critical challenge in our community, CLICK HERE for a copy of the United Way of Florida’s 2017 ALICE Report.

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