ALICE

 

ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

Did you know that Half of Indian River County’s households do not earn enough money to pay for basic necessities such as food, housing, and child care, according to a study released by the United Way of Florida?

United Way of Indian River County has always served this population and is acutely aware of the near crisis situations so many people are living in. Most of United Way funded programs serve ALICE, some specifically target these individuals and families.

  • ALICE workers are the laborers, clerical staff, mechanics, legal aids, and city workers who build and support our homes and businesses.

  • ALICE workers fill our hospitals, doctors' offices and homes as aides, orderlies, therapists, and even nurses who care for us and our families' health.

  • ALICE workers harvest, transport, package, and sell Florida produce around the state and the world.

  • ALICE workers shape our future workforce and leaders through their work in day care centers, public and private schools, libraries, community centers, and even our colleges and universities.

The latest ALICE report, released on February 6, 2019 showed that:

  • of the 55,427 households in Indian River County, 51 percent struggle to pay for basic needs.

  • Statewide, 46 percent of households face the same financial challenges. In Indian River County, the number of low-income workers struggling to cover essentials grew by 13 percent (between 2010 and 2016).

  • The percentage of Indian River County households living below the poverty level has been stable: 10 percent in 2014 and 11 percent in 2016. However, the percentage of households above the poverty line but still beneath the ALICE threshold jumped from 31 percent in 2014 to 40 percent in 2016.

 

  • The annual household survival budget for a one-person household is $20,220, which equates to $1,685 monthly. This is the bare minimum that is needed for a household to live and work, based on the latest ALICE report. For a family of two adults and two young children, the annual survival budget soars to $54,432, or $4,536 monthly.

 

Click on the links below for the updated ALICE® Report.

 

United Way of Florida- Indian River County ONLY 

United Way of Florida FULL ALICE Report

 

Learn more about the ALICE Report at http://www.uwof.org/ALICE