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ALICE

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

ALICE® is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These people are often live paycheck-to-paycheck and are one emergency away from crisis. They live above the Federal Poverty Level, 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.

Delaware is now a partner with United For ALICE, 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.

The ALICE Delaware Report is now available!
A full report of meaningful data to drive awareness, advocacy, and action for Delaware’s ALICE families and individuals.

ALICE

Asset Limited. Income Constrained. Employed.

ALICE® is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These people are often live paycheck-to-paycheck and are one emergency away from crisis. They live above the Federal Poverty Level, 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.

Delaware is now a partner with United For ALICE, 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.

The ALICE Delaware Report is now available! A full report of meaningful data to drive awareness, advocacy, and action for Delaware’s ALICE families and individuals.

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Learn more about ALICE in Delaware
COLLECT DATA

Why are tens of thousands of Delawareans in financial hardship? The Delaware ALICE Report gathers data on 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. To view tools and learn about ALICE in your neighborhood visit, unitedforalice.org/state-overview/Delaware.

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 Delaware ALICE Report gathers 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.

To view tools and learn about ALICE in your neighborhood visit, unitedforalice.org/state-overview/Delaware.

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.

2021 Delaware ALICE Report
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ALICE Delaware Report

It is our hope that this Report will help raise awareness of the 38% of households in the state who live in poverty or who are ALICE. Our goal is to inform and inspire policy and action to improve the lives of ALICE families.

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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.

Download the ALICE Delaware Report

It is our plan that this report will help raise awareness of the 38% of households in the state who live in poverty or who are ALICE. Our goal is to inform and inspire policy and action to improve the lives of ALICE families.

2021 Delaware ALICE Report