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ALICE

Asset Limited. Income Constrained. Employed.

Financial Empowerment

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These people are often one paycheck away from crisis. They live above the Federal Poverty Line, but don’t have enough income to meet their basic needs. This means they earn too much to qualify for assistance, but aren’t financially stable.

The Delaware ALICE Project is part of a nationwide initiative that’s using critical research to lift our neighbors from the unfair struggle to survive, and back to the path of financial stability.

COMING IN FALL 2021: A full report of meaningful data to drive awareness, advocacy, and action for Delaware and Salem County’s ALICE families and individuals.

ALICE

Asset Limited. Income Constrained. Employed.

Financial Empowerment

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These people are often one paycheck away from crisis. They live above the Federal Poverty Line, but don’t have enough income to meet their basic needs. This means they earn too much to qualify for assistance, but aren’t financially stable.

The Delaware ALICE Project is part of a nationwide initiative that’s using critical research to lift our neighbors from the unfair struggle to survive, and back to the path of financial stability.

COMING IN FALL 2021: A full report of meaningful data to drive awareness, advocacy, and action for Delaware and Salem County’s ALICE families and individuals.

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COLLECT DATA

Why are tens of thousands of Delawareans in financial hardship? The ALICE Project is gathering data on the working conditions and costs of living that cause this.

TAKE ACTION

The ALICE population doesn’t deserve to be ignored. If we can understand their specific challenges, we can give our neighbors the help they need.

BUILD FINANCIAL STABILITY

People who work hard to keep the economy running shouldn’t struggle to support their families. We can create a strong community by taking real action to help our neighbors.

COLLECT DATA

Why are tens of thousands of Delawareans in financial hardship? The ALICE Project is gathering data on the working conditions and costs of living that cause this.

TAKE ACTION

The ALICE population doesn’t deserve to be ignored. If we can understand their specific challenges, we can give our neighbors the help they need.

BUILD FINANCIAL STABILITY

People who work hard to keep the economy running shouldn’t struggle to support their families. We can create a strong community by taking real action to help our neighbors.

The Impact of COVID-19 on ALICE

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the ALICE population. Without the opportunity to recover from the Great Recession, their numbers, which grew by 41% from 2007 to 2018, did not have what they needed to face the health and economic crisis.

Instead, they were forced to sacrifice basic needs.

The costs of essential goods and services for working families are increasing faster than wages. With shutdowns and stay at home orders, people could not provide for themselves or their families, as their employment opportunities were restricted to contract or hourly shift work.

Adequate food, safe and affordable housing, quality education, sufficient child and health care, reliable technology and transportation, and the ability to save for the future were all in jeopardy.

ALICE families and individuals have borne the brunt of economic uncertainty, and they need our help.

Get on the 2021 ALICE Report Waitlist

The full ALICE report will be available in Fall 2021. Sign up for the waitlist and we’ll send you a copy as soon as it’s published.

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Dan Cruce - Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Delaware
Dan Croce

Chief Operations Officer

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The Impact of COVID-19 on ALICE

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the ALICE population. Without the opportunity to recover from the Great Recession, their numbers, which grew by 41% from 2007 to 2018, did not have what they needed to face the health and economic crisis.

Instead, they were forced to sacrifice basic needs.

The costs of essential goods and services for working families are increasing faster than wages. With shutdowns and stay at home orders, people could not provide for themselves or their families, as their employment opportunities were restricted to contract or hourly shift work.

Adequate food, safe and affordable housing, quality education, sufficient child and health care, reliable technology and transportation, and the ability to save for the future were all in jeopardy.

ALICE families and individuals have borne the brunt of economic uncertainty, and they need our help.

Get on the 2021 ALICE Report Waitlist

The full ALICE report will be available in Fall 2021. Sign up for the waitlist and we’ll send you a copy as soon as it’s published.