With the introduction of ALICE, many people will recognize their friends, neighbors, family members and possibly see themselves in the report. Understanding what it takes to live in our state is critical to the process of tackling the causes. #MeetTXALICE
The Texas ALICE report is a resource that can be used in various ways and is now available to the public.
ASSET LIMITED INCOME CONSTRAINED EMPLOYED
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.
Through a series of new, standardized measurements, United Way is quantifying the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially, and the reasons why. These measurements provide a broader picture of financial insecurity than traditional federal poverty guidelines.
ALICE workers are essential to the fabric of our society. ALICE works in jobs that are integral to our communities, from child care educators and home health aides to mechanics – all workers we rely on every day. The future success of our communities is directly tied to the financial stability of ALICE households.
United Ways of Texas and the United Way of Greater Houston have partnered to bring ALICE to Texas.