A Focus on ALICE Children

Use our latest interactive dashboards and Research Briefs to discover new insights on children living in financial hardship.

Explore the Pandemic Divide

Our latest national Report confirms that ALICE households were on a more difficult path than others during the pandemic — from finances, to child care, to mental health.

Explore the ALICE Wage Tool

See what wage levels support a basic cost of living across the U.S.

Who is ALICE?

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, child care providers, and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE earns just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. These struggling households are forced to make impossible choices each day. While such hardship is pervasive, households of color are disproportionately ALICE.

ALICE also represents the data reshaping the dialogue on financial hardship, and a grassroots movement that is picking up steam across half of U.S. states - and counting.

We Work to Secure Racial and Economic Equity for ALICE

Founded by United Way of Northern New Jersey, United For ALICE is a driver of innovation, research, and action to improve life across the country for ALICE and for all.

Explore United For ALICE Reports

Use our Interactive Tools and Resources

ALICE & COVID-19 Tracker

See COVID-19 case rates where ALICE lives, plus more info on the impact of the pandemic on ALICE.

ALICE Wage Tool

Explore how wage levels impact an ALICE household's ability to afford basic expenses.

Understand the Consequences of Insufficient Income

Over 40 percent of U.S. households are unable to afford basics, forcing them to make impossible choices and risky trade-offs every day. See how the six essential elements of a household budget — housing, child care and education, food, transportation, health care and technology — as well as taxes affect financial decision-making for ALICE families.

Who is ALICE?

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, child care providers, and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE earns just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. These struggling households are forced to make impossible choices each day. While such hardship is pervasive, households of color are disproportionately ALICE.

ALICE also represents the data reshaping the dialogue on financial hardship, and a grassroots movement that is picking up steam across half of U.S. states - and counting.

We Work to Secure Racial and Economic Equity for ALICE

Founded by United Way of Northern New Jersey, United For ALICE is a driver of innovation, research, and action to improve life across the country for ALICE and for all.

Explore United For ALICE Reports

Use our Interactive Tools and Resources

ALICE & COVID-19 Tracker

See COVID-19 case rates where ALICE lives, plus more info on the impact of the pandemic on ALICE.

Learn More

ALICE Wage Tool

Explore how wage levels impact an ALICE household's ability to afford basic expenses.

Learn More

Understand the Consequences of Insufficient Income

Over 40 percent of U.S. households are unable to afford basics, forcing them to make impossible choices and risky trade-offs every day. See how the six essential elements of a household budget — housing, child care and education, food, transportation, health care and technology — as well as taxes affect financial decision-making for ALICE families.