ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) represents the increasing number of individuals and families who are working but are still unable to afford basic needs. Iowa is one of the few states that have participated in the ALICE Project, therefore information for Illinois and Wisconsin are unavailable at this time.
ALICE data discovered that at least one-third of the U.S. population of employed persons are making insufficient wages for survival. The United Way ALICE Project is designed to create conversations and a better understanding of the scope of the struggles that working Americans face. It also acts as a call to action! The ALICE Project illuminates issues that align with the three United Way pillars: health, education and income stability.
As United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States develops investment strategies to improve the health, education and income of our communities, the following statistics, and a wealth of additional information will be used to identify areas for improvement.