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United for ALICE is working to inform the conversation and stimulate a fresh, nonpartisan dialogue across the country about the importance and fragility of this growing population of working families living paycheck to paycheck. United for ALICE – including state reports and the movement to improve life for ALICE – is capturing the attention of a wide number of media outlets from newspapers and online sites to television and radio.

Use menu below to the right to explore highlights of media coverage across the United States. For reporters interested in learning more about United for ALICE, email Laura Bruno or call 973.993.1160, x126.

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Nov 18, 2020
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Nearly half of Chicago households struggle to afford basic necessities: report

Nov 18, 2020
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United Way report sheds light on low-income households

Oct 28, 2019
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United Way report sheds light on low-income households

Oct 09, 2019
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Nearly half of Chicago households struggle to afford basic necessities: report

Sep 21, 2019
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ALICE study looks at needs of working poor

Oct 28, 2019
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Study finds 1 in 3 Tennessee households struggle to afford...

Sep 20, 2019
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One in three Tennessee households struggle to meet basic...

Sep 20, 2019
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This is the 'bare minimum' someone in Hamilton County,...

September 20th, 2019 | by Joan McClane The number of Hamilton County families facing financial hardship has increased in recent...
Sep 20, 2019
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United Way unveils new ALICE study of economic hardship i...

Sep 05, 2019
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The Working Poor: 'We had to budget down to the penny'

Jun 22, 2019
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EDITORIAL: ALICE needs a helping hand, not a handout

Jun 20, 2019
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More than a third of Pennsylvanians don't make enough to pay...

By Sean Sauro- Updated Jun 20, 2019; Posted Jun 20, 2019 People living in 1.8 million Pennsylvania households -- 37...
Jun 19, 2019
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United Way's ALICE shines light on employed, but...

By Justin Strawser Jun 19, 2019 <br /> More than a quarter of Households in the four-county region are just above the povert...
Jun 22, 2019
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United Way Report: Many Pennsylvania families struggle to...

Jun 18, 2019
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Who is ALICE? In Centre County, 43% struggle to afford...

Jun 18, 2019
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New United Way report reveals the hidden struggles of working...

Jun 18, 2019
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United Way of PA Releases State's First ALICE Report

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 4:38 PM EDT by Cody Carlson The United Way of Pennsylvania is taking a closer look at what it...
Jun 18, 2019
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United Way report sheds light on financial hardships

POSTED 5:34 PM, JUNE 18, 2019, BY SAMANTHA GALVEZ HARRISBURG, Pa.- 1.2 million households who earn more tha...
Jun 18, 2019
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Half of Philadelphia households struggle to make ends meet

Apr 10, 2019
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Traverse City Record-Eagle: Editorial: One tiny catastrophe is al...

A $750 car repair bill to keep your beater running a few more months. The $1,000 to pay off the medical insurance deductible...
Apr 07, 2019
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Traverse City Record-Eagle: Report highlights difficulty of ...

BY ALEXA ZOELLNER TRAVERSE CITY — Jann Norton spends her days breathing in the distinct smell of well-loved book...
Apr 03, 2019
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9&10 News: ALICE Report Highlights Financial Struggles ...

Bill Froehlich Thousands of families across Michigan struggle to make ends meet, and a new report highlights some of the ...
Apr 02, 2019
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Ionia Sentinel-Standard:United Way report shows 43...

Mitchell Boatman IONIA COUNTY — United Way chapters across Michigan have partnered over the past five years to relea...
Mar 29, 2019
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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Michigan has an...

By Lou Glazer The Michigan Association of United Ways in “ALICE in Michigan: A Financial Hardship Study” reports that in...
Mar 27, 2019
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WHMI: Report: 31% Of Livingston County Households Fail To

A recent report shows that 31% of Livingston County households fail to make ends meet. The Livingston County United Way...
Mar 21, 2019
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FOX 47 News: Report shows increase in Michigan poverty

Jordan McGowan LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Associated of United Ways released its ALICE Household report...
Mar 20, 2019
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Crain's Detroit Business: Michigan's working poor grows ...

Dustin Walsh · Nearly 1.7 million Michigan households in 2017 earned less than what they need to make ends meet, according...
Feb 06, 2019
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Orlando Sentinel: Economic recovery? For nearly half of...

Feb 06, 2019
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Tampa Bay Times: In a good economy, report reveals grim news fo...

The United Way reports that almost half of state households struggle to afford basic needs. By Christopher O'Donnell Publishe...
Feb 06, 2019
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KERA News: Struggling While Employed: Why A Jo...

Feb 06, 2019
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Miami Herald: Booming economy? For So. Florida...

Feb 02, 2019
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Dallas Morning News: Half of Dallas households are...

Sarah Sarder, Breaking News Reporter The numbers come from United Way’s ALICE report on Texas, published Tuesday, whic...
Feb 01, 2019
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Half of Hawaii Barely Gets By

Jan 28, 2019
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Houston Chronicle: Income disparities persist in Texas...

Jan 15, 2019
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NOLA.com: Louisiana must find ways to give families better

Jan 10, 2019
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Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Jan 08, 2019
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Business Report: More than half of Baton Rouge households...

Aug 17, 2018
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The Washington Post: ‘Stuck in a belligerent doldrum’: Wages ris...

Jun 26, 2018
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Quad-City Times: Report: 38 percent of Scott County...

Jun 26, 2018
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Business Record: More than one-third of Iowa households can

Business Record Staff More than one-third of Iowa’s households are unable to afford the state’s cost of living, according to an...
Jun 26, 2018
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EDITORIAL: ALICE needs a helping hand, not a handout

Des Moines Register: Child care is now more expensive than...
Jun 26, 2018
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Des Moines Register: Nearly 40 percent of Iowans can't afford t...

May 28, 2018
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The Working Poor: 'We had to budget down to the penny'

MarketWatch: 50 million American households can’t ev...
May 25, 2018
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The Washington Post: The alarming statistics that show the U.S....

The U.S. economy has a problem. The usual economic bench marks look really good: America in 2018 is enjoyi...
May 24, 2018
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The Bellingham Herald: You don't have to meet the federal...

BY DAVID RASBACH Nearly two in five Whatcom County households struggles to make ends meet, according to a rece..
May 23, 2018
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Weekly Source: One Calamity Away

By Chris Miller The United Way of Deschutes County says nearly half of Central Oregon households can't afford basic...
May 21, 2018
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CNNMoney: Everything is getting more expensive, and...

May 21, 2018
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Sunday Star Ledger: More companies need to step up and help...

Janet, a single mother with elderly, health-challenged parents, had spent many years on public assistance. She juggled...
May 21, 2018
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Morristown Green: ALICE does live here…but she’s struggling,...

May 19, 2018
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Despite low unemployment, many St. Johns County...

Despite the fact that St. Johns County residents have enjoyed great success in gaining employment in recent years,...
May 18, 2018
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CNNMoney: Almost half of US families can't afford basics li...

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 milli...
May 18, 2018
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Observer: Study: 1/3 of Americans Living Above Poverty Can’t ...

There’s a lot of encouraging economic news these days: GDP is recovering steadily from the recession years; unemployment...
May 18, 2018
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Metro: More than 40 percent of Americans can't afford basic...

A new study shows that the number of families who are struggling financially is more than triple the official poverty rate. B...
May 17, 2018
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MSNBC: 40% of U.S. households struggle to sustain middle-...

Money Power Politics: President Trump says the media is ignoring the real economic gains Americans are making under hi...
May 17, 2018
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NJ 101.5: 41% of NJ Households Struggle to Afford Basic Livin

More than 1.3 million households in New Jersey can't afford a basic monthly budget that includes food, housing, child care, health...
May 17, 2018
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Newsy Study: 43 Percent Of Americans Can't Afford Basics...
May 17, 2018
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Gazette Times: United Way report shows nearly half of mid-...

Despite positive economic signs in the area, nearly half of the mid-Willamette Valley’s residents are living in poverty or are among t...
May 17, 2018
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NJ.com: 41% of N.J. households among the 'working poor' and it'...

The number of New Jersey households struggling to make ends, but which do not qualify for federal poverty assistance, has...
May 16, 2018
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Journal Inquirer: Vernon woman to tell story to National Pre...

Though it might be hard to tell today, for several years, Karen Perham-Lippman was struggling. A single mother of three young...
May 16, 2018
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Fox 8 New Orleans: More Americans are just 1 financial...

A new study shows 40 percent of Americans are one financial hardship away from slipping into poverty. In New Orleans and...
May 16, 2018
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Axios: 40% in U.S. can't afford middle-class basics

At a time of rock-bottom joblessness, high corporate profits and a booming stock market, more than 40% of U.S....
Jan 11, 2018
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Report: More than half in county don’t make enough income

The Maui News More than half of Maui County’s families live in poverty or don’t have enough income to pay for housing, child...
Oct 06, 2017
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Editorial: After a decade of tax cuts — Ohioans in financial..

Akron Beacon Journal Ohio leaders should spend time reading and thinking about the ALICE report. Source:...
Oct 04, 2017
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Working but struggling to make ends meet – Ohio’s growing ALIC...

October 4, 2017 Columbus Business First When someone is working two or three jobs to make ends meet, it’s admirable. It’s al...
Jul 28, 2017
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Families on the Brink Series: Rose’s story

May 30, 2017
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Struggling to make ends meet

Shreveport Times United Way’s ALICE report was a “leading reason” for two proposals in Caddo Parish that aim to addre...
Apr 07, 2017
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Editorial: Louisiana families work hard, but still can't cover...

NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans United Way launched the ALICE report, which is sponsored by...
Apr 07, 2017
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More La. households one crisis from poverty

The News Star (USAToday Network) “It’s important to me that each of you understands how hard we’re working not to be ...
Apr 06, 2017
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More than half of New Orleans households are struggling to get...

NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans More than half of New Orleans' 152,700 households are...
Apr 04, 2017
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Report: Michigan makes little progress in lifting working po...

Crain’s Detroit Business To make ends meet as a four-person family in Michigan, with a child in preschool and a baby at home,...
Mar 07, 2017
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United Way: One-third of Fond du Lac County households struggle...

Fond du Lac Reporter United Way of Wisconsin, with its research partners, has applied a series of new, standardized...
Mar 02, 2017
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Editorial: Too many live on financial cliff

Bradenton Herald Financial independence ranks as a fantasy for an alarming number of households across Florida. Unit...
Mar 01, 2017
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Opinion: Coach: I know how it feels to struggle – and to hel...

The Star-Ledger We can help so many people in this world by stepping up, standing up and lifting others beside us....
Feb 28, 2017
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Setting a new threshold for poverty

New York NonProfit Media Opinion: We need to understand poverty in a broader context than we have been discussing, and...
Feb 28, 2017
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Setting a new threshold for poverty

New York NonProfit Media Opinion: We need to understand poverty in a broader context than we have been discussing, and...
Feb 27, 2017
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Report: Many local families don't make livable wage

Pensacola News Journal If you are holding down a job and still struggling to make ends meet, know that you aren't alone.....
Feb 26, 2017
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United Way ALICE Report: Many St. Johns County...

The St. Augustine Record St. Johns County has the state's highest-earning households and still has a sizable population wh...
Feb 23, 2017
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Amid economic recovery, numbers of working poor are...

Miami Herald About six out of 10 Miami-Dade County residents are struggling to pay for the basic necessities of food, housing,...
Feb 22, 2017
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ALICE report shows more struggling families

Tallahassee Democrat Nearly every other person in Leon County is struggling to meet basic needs, from paying rent and...
Feb 22, 2017
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Basic cost of living not attained by 43 percent of Manatee...

Bradenton Herald For many Manatee County families, an unexpected doctor’s bill or plumbing repair may mean they...
Feb 22, 2017
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United Way: 44 percent of Florida households, mostly...

Tampa Bay Times For all the talk of an economic rebound in Florida, there's a big problem that too often stays out of the state's...
Jan 23, 2017
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Opinion: Listening to what ALICE has to say about NJ’s working...

NJ Spotlight There have been many voices involved in the conversation of how best to shape the healthcare landscap...
Jan 20, 2017
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Interactive Map: Where NJ’s working poor can’t afford bare...

NJ Spotlight The official poverty numbers mean little in a high-cost state like New Jersey, but a new report paints a stark picture of t...
Jan 17, 2017
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Study: 37 Percent of NJ Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

NJTV Charlene O’Brien is a 38-year-old single mom with a full-time career training educators. She’s involved in her communit...
Jan 17, 2017
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More than 1 in 3 people in New Jersey are struggling to affo...

NY PIX11 United Way of Northern New Jersey is sounding the alarm that 37 percent of New Jerseyans are among the “working poor”...
Jan 16, 2017
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37 percent of people in N.J. are among the working poor, study...

The Star-Ledger Charlene O'Brien doesn't want help. The 38-year-old single mother of two has built her life on being a...
Jan 16, 2017
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People spend the biggest chunk of their income on housing i...

The Star-Ledger It's expensive to be poor in New Jersey. People living in the Garden State – particularly low-income resident...
Jan 15, 2017
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Third of New Jersey households can’t afford basic...

WHYY More than a third of New Jersey families could not afford the basic necessities of rent, food, and health care in 2014,...
Jan 15, 2017
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Struggling in NJ – 52 percent of all workers earn less than $20 a...

NJ 101.5 Meet ALICE. Actually, her name is Charlene. But the North Jersey woman represents hundreds of thousands of Gard...
Jan 15, 2017
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More NJ, Shore families struggle to make ends meet:

Asbury Park Press Some 1.2 million New Jersey households – including a growing number at the Shore – don't earn enough to...
Jan 15, 2017
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More Central Jersey families struggle to make ends meet:...

Courier News “Costs are far outpacing wages for most service jobs and there’s been no way for families to catch up no matter...
Jan 15, 2017
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United Way study: A third of county households struggling

New Jersey Herald United Way's third ALICE Report shows that the number of ALICE and poverty level households has increased...
Jan 15, 2017
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Report: 25% of Morris households can’t afford to live in county

Daily Record “The United Way ALICE Reports provide a wealth of unbiased data that give policymakers in New Jersey an...
Jan 11, 2017
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Opinion: Gleaming new airports won’t help homeless New...

City & State New York/Slant Now, thanks to a new, detailed analysis of the economic conditions in all 62 of New York’s counties from...
Jan 10, 2017
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Opinion: Another Voice: Extending tax credit will help low-...

The Buffalo News The bottom line is that no working American should be taxed into – or deeper into – poverty. One bipartisan...
Jan 10, 2017
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One-third of Maryland families are struggling to make ends meet,...

ABC News We usually don't know who is struggling, the people who work multiple jobs just to get by, and the families teetering on th...
Jan 09, 2017
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United Way report finds more than third of Maryland...

WBAL The ALICE (Asset Limited, Icome Constrained, Employed) report released by the state's United Way organizations foun...
Jan 09, 2017
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United Way wants to focus on employed, but struggling...

Baltimore Business Journal Nonprofit United Way would like you to meet ALICE. 743,738 households, or one in every thr...
Jan 09, 2017
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Study: One-quarter of Maryland families above federal povert...

Baltimore Sun The report used state income data from 2014 and sought to provide a better look at economic disparity in the state...
Dec 01, 2016
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Editorial: Recognizing the growing “working poor”

The Journal News Give the United Way credit for trying to measure real day-to-day poverty in New York and 14 other state...
Nov 28, 2016
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35% of Long Island households struggle to make ends meet,...

Long Island Press Alana Downey, a married veteran and mother of two, moved to Long Island hoping to make a better life for her fami...
Nov 27, 2016
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Many families struggling, United Way ALICE project finds

The Journal News More than one-third of Lower Hudson Valley residents struggle to provide for themselves and their families,...
Nov 27, 2016
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35% of Long Island households struggle to make ends meet,...

Poughkeepsie Journal April Messina is stuck in the middle. Her family-of-four’s income is slightly too high to qualify for fo...
Nov 27, 2016
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Capital Region working poor struggle to make ends meet

Albany Times Union Autumn Cardente works 35 hours a week at the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Head Start...
Nov 27, 2016
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New York's forgotten poor: Income needed to survive is nearly 3

NewYorkUpstate.com The way the government determines poverty is outdated and inaccurate, according to a new...
Nov 27, 2016
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United Way report: High percentage of employed struggle...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle In Monroe County, making ends meet is a struggle in roughly two out of every five...
Oct 13, 2016
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40 percent of county households teeter on financial brink, Unite...

La Crosse Tribune We all know ALICE. ALICE is the recent college graduate unable to afford to live on his or her own, the...
Oct 12, 2016
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Number of Working Poor Families in Connecticut Rises

WNPR The proportion of people in Connecticut who are working, and yet still struggling to make ends meet has risen in the last...
Oct 10, 2016
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Social services demands increase warned

Chicago Tribune The number of households living in poverty or on the brink of it is on the upswing, according to figures from the...
Oct 09, 2016
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Report: Quarter Of State Residents Without Federal...

Hartford Courant Anjanee and Carl Wright Jr. have had good income for many years – she's a public school teacher, and he's...
Oct 09, 2016
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Report: Many families living one emergency away from poverty

The Day Close your eyes for a moment and imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes: You’re a mom or a dad of two children, a...
Oct 08, 2016
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Editorial: Plight of the working poor

The Hour United Way is helping us to recognize invisible neighbors in need. It’s up to the rest of us to do more than simpl...
Sep 15, 2016
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Michigan United Ways association to update ALICE report next...

Crain’s Detroit Business Jackson-based Consumers Energy Foundation awarded the state United Way association a...
Sep 14, 2016
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Study finds 42% of Wisconsinites struggle to afford cost of living

Fox 11 News A study from the United Way finds nearly half of Wisconsinites struggle to afford the cost of living and most of...
Sep 14, 2016
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United Way: 42 percent of Wisconsin households struggle...

Wisconsin Public Radio Thirteen percent of Wisconsin families are living in poverty, but a new United Way of Wisconsin report shows...
Sep 14, 2016
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La Crosse County poverty remains high

News 8 WKBT Meme Maholovic and her family may seem like they're earning a salary big enough...But a hard reality in L...
Jun 29, 2016
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Study: 42 percent of Woodbury County families struggle wit...

Sioux City Journal “If we know what families are facing, we’re more likely to develop solutions than if we don’t know what they'...
Jun 29, 2016
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A new United Way study shows many low-income families...

KMEG 14/Fox44 A new report from the United Way says more than a third of families in Woodbury County are strugglin...
Jun 29, 2016
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Report says nearly 1/3 of Iowans can’t afford basics

KCRG Kelly Osborn is an example of ALICE in Iowa that few people see. On Wednesday, she and her fiancé came to the...
May 05, 2016
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John Franklin talks ALICE with MY9 Host Jim McQueeny

Apr 27, 2016
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Profile: She redefines poverty to include working people who...

NJ Spotlight Stephanie Hoopes melds data, compassion, and a respect for human dignity in a new methodology that reveals t...
Mar 31, 2016
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Getting closer to the roots of economic insecurity

CBS MoneyWatch National economic numbers mask the facts on the ground. The United Way ALICE Report tracks the...
Feb 21, 2016
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Working poor: 1 in 3 Idaho households struggles to pay for...

Idaho Statesman The Croft family from Boise faced a crisis over medical bills, even though both Serena Croft and her husband,...
Feb 03, 2016
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Opinion: 3 next steps to help combat poverty in N.J.

The Star-Ledger At United Way of Northern New Jersey, we believe that lasting change begins with ALICE. We believe that ALICE...
Jan 31, 2016
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Struggling to survive

Shreveport Times Jeanay Hall wakes up, gets her kids ready for school and then walks the four blocks to Burger King on Line...
Jan 31, 2016
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Editorial: Across Louisiana, hard-working families can...

NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans Now we know how bad things are. An in-depth, parish-by-pari...
Jan 28, 2016
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ALICE: Breaking down the findings

AmericanPress.com A recent report says 47 percent of households in Lake Charles live in poverty or just above the...
Jan 27, 2016
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Thousands in NELA barely make ends meet

The News Star (USAToday Network) “Some people might say I make enough to hire a babysitter, but babysitters often...
Jan 27, 2016
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United Way releases new ALICE Report

KATC.com With the ALICE report, the United Way is giving a name to the thousands who are working, but still struggling....
Jan 26, 2016
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In NJ, ALICE Families Struggle to Realize the American Dream

NJTV ALICE is trying to realize the American Dream and if she can’t pay the heating bill, if she can’t feed her kids, the dream i...
Jan 19, 2016
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Report: Many Whatcom households struggle to make en...

The Bellingham Herald “What we’re hoping is this report shines some light on our community in a new way…it’s really folks from...
Jan 19, 2016
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Report from United Way shows over 40 percent of Lane...

The Register-Guard “This is a call to action,” said Elena Fracchia of United Way of Lane County. Residents in Lane County must...
Jan 19, 2016
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Employment is high, but so is poverty

KUOW.org Jeannie Yandel talks to Dona Ponepinto, president and CEO of United Way of Pierce County about a new study...
Jan 19, 2016
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How Many NW Families in a Squeeze? Go Ask ALICE

KTVZ.com “It’s frustrating, particularly when I see people that are working really really hard, and despite their efforts, it's one...
Jan 17, 2016
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The struggle is real

Corvallis Gazette-Times If you feel like you’re working your fingers to the bone just to make ends meet, you’re not alone:...
Jan 17, 2016
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On the brink

Idaho Press-Tribune There’s one phrase that Nora Carpenter hears over and over again from the people she reaches through the...
Jan 16, 2016
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Report says 1 in 3 Washington households struggle

The Olympian The report, part of a national project, will become a tool that influences public policy and inspires strategies for helpi...
Dec 18, 2015
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Opinion: Make high quality preschool accessible for all...

NJ Spotlight It’s time New Jersey made ensuring quality preschool for more families a top priority. A good first step would be raising...
Dec 14, 2015
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Why ALICE Matters: Income-constrained workers must make i...

Crain’s Detroit Business A conundrum on low-income workers, according to Michigan's ALICE report, is that they often...
Dec 13, 2015
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Why ALICE Matters: Employers aim to retain low-income...

Crain’s Detroit Business Michigan companies are rethinking their recruitment and retention strategies for ALICE workers to...
Dec 13, 2015
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Grand Rapids company helped create employer...

Crain’s Detroit Business Employer resource networks are regional partnerships of companies that provide...
Nov 22, 2015
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Cory Booker, Tom Kean speak at United Way forum

Daily Record Two of New Jersey’s most notable politicians shared the stage for the first time Friday night to discuss ways to...
Nov 22, 2015
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Forum examines families’ struggles

The Star-Ledger U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and former Gov. Thomas Kean shared the stage at the United Way Public Officials For...
Oct 15, 2015
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United Way's campaign to focus on county's households...

New Jersey Herald United Way of Northern New Jersey focus on helping ALICE access quality early childhood education has a...
May 24, 2015
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When $40,000 a Year is Not Enough

WDET Jessie Robinson and her husband both have advanced educational degrees and are working professionals, but it’s a...
May 14, 2015
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United Way of Jackson County hopes to help those considered...

MLive United Way has taken an interest in changing the lives of children from the beginning, starting with the quality of child...
May 12, 2015
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Michigan struggles to boost lives of the working poor

MLive Scott Dzurka, CEO of the Michigan United Ways, is pressing the 242-page ALICE report into the hands of...
May 10, 2015
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Editorial: Concerted effort needed to tackle financial instability i...

Herald Bulletin The symptoms of financial instability spread far beyond those directly affected by it. The entire community pays t...
May 08, 2015
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Opinion: The answer to poverty is education

South Florida Business Journal Tony Argiz, chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, calls on companies...
Feb 18, 2015
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Opinion: The news is not good for Connecticut’s worki...

New Haven Register ALICE and other financially stressed members of our community have nowhere to turn to but to us --...
Feb 11, 2015
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1 Million Hoosier Households Cannot Afford the Basics

WTHITV 10 The study by the Indiana Association of United Way focuses on the financial hardships Hoosiers face, shinin...
Jan 27, 2015
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Editorial: ALICE shows working poor aren’t making it in America

St. Louis Post-Dispatch The United Way project is valuable, if for no other reason that it proves that not everyone who’s willing t...
Jan 23, 2015
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Letter: Kudos To Aetna For A Living Wage

Hartford Courant Susan B. Dunn, president and CEO of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, praises Aetna for...
Jan 23, 2015
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Poverty forum discusses solutions for struggling familie...

Tampa Bay Times Some 75 Tampa community members and organization leaders held a forum to talk about solutions to help...
Jan 13, 2015
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Column: Elites fight back against mismeasure of poverty

Al Jazeera America We should encourage our local business leaders and prosperous families everywhere to get to know ALI...
Jan 11, 2015
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43% of Howard County families struggle to afford cost of living

Kokomo Tribune Just because a family is above the poverty threshold doesn’t mean they’re financially secure. Download...
Jan 09, 2015
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Nearly half of Central Florida households on the edge

Orlando Sentinel Alvin Joyner, a single father of two boys, works 45 hours a week as a restaurant assistant manager, but every...
Jan 05, 2015
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Staying Afloat

The Star-Ledger At the Jersey Shore, the ALICE population has grown quickly in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy...
Dec 31, 2014
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The 25 most popular stories on Courant.com in 2014

Hartford Courant Coverage of the United Way ALICE Report was the 10th most read story in 2014. Download Article
Dec 18, 2014
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40 percent of Montclairites ‘housing burdened’

December 18, 2014 The Montclair Times For a family making $35,000 per year, it may mean being forced to choose betwee...
Nov 17, 2014
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United Way Says 35 Percent of Connecticut’s...

CT News Junkie “It feels like I can never get ahead of the game,” said Rosemarie Mastroianni-Lopez, a woman whose...
Nov 17, 2014
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Program helps those above limits for help

Republican American "People will call into 211 and say, 'I live in Middlebury, I need food for my children, can you give me a...
Nov 16, 2014
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Report: 25 percent of Connecticut households above...

Hartford Courant The state's 16 United Way groups are drawing attention to the ALICE population in hopes that donors will...
Nov 16, 2014
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United Way's ALICE report: Just getting by in Connecticut

The Middletown Press "Trish Kallman of Milford helps out at the United Way of Milford’s kids' closet whenever she can." "Wh...
Nov 16, 2014
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Editorial: Life on the edge: one crisis away

Connecticut Post The United Ways have done a public service by documenting the number of households living on the narrow...
Nov 12, 2014
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Study: Florida Residents Struggling for Basic Needs

WSVN For some, living in South Florida is paradise. However, looking beyond the beach will reveal how many people truly li...
Nov 12, 2014
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Livin on a Prayer

Courier News Bon Jovi wants to help NJ’s middle class. Download Activity
Nov 11, 2014
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United Way: 45 percent of Florida households can't...

Tampa Bay Times The 15 percent of Floridians stuck in poverty is bad enough. But the real shocker is the alarming number of...
Nov 11, 2014
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Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle...

Sun-Sentinel Stagnant wages and a high cost of living are preventing more than four of 10 households in Palm Beach and...
Nov 11, 2014
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United Way study finds working families struggling to get by

Miami Herald Almost half the residents of Florida, including much of the state’s glitzy southern half, are barely getting by, living...
Nov 10, 2014
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Report: Money woes mount for some Indiana workers

WISHTV.com The Indiana Association of United Ways highlighted the troubles facing Indiana’s lower-income workers...
Nov 10, 2014
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Report: More Than A Third Of Hoosiers Below Poverty Level

Indiana Public Media ALICE, Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a measure developed by the Unit...
Nov 10, 2014
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Study: 37 percent of Hoosier families struggle to meet bas...

NWI.com Nearly 4 in 10 Hoosiers, including some 70,000 Lake County households and 17,000 in Porter County, are struggling to...
Oct 30, 2014
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Buying a meal will feed a hungry neighbor at Feed the...

Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave A young chef whose eyes were opened to ALICE is inspired to open a restaurant and share...
Oct 09, 2014
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The Income-Inequality Divide Hits Generosity

The Chronicle of Philanthropy The growing income gap between the rich and poor in America is reshaping generosity across th...
Sep 19, 2014
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Editorial: Jersey’s Poor – Despite high incomes, poverty rises

The Record It's time for New Jersey lawmakers to put politics aside and explore ways to ensure that all families in the state are...
Sep 18, 2014
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Yes, even here: Struggling to make ends meet

The Montclair Times In Essex County 47 percent of households can’t afford basic necessities. Download Article
Sep 17, 2014
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NJ households struggling to make ends meet

NJ 101.5 More than a third of New Jersey households aren’t bringing in the money they need to cover the basic cost of living,...
Sep 15, 2014
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Report: 38 Percent of NJ Households Struggle to Afford...

NJTV Toms River resident Christine Labrutto browses Ocean County Hunger Relief’s thrift store. It’s one of the few places...
Sep 14, 2014
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Study: 38 percent of households struggle

Asbury Park Press The increasing share of workers on the brink threatens to put a strain on schools, housing and the health...
Sep 14, 2014
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30 percent who live in county can’t afford it

New Jersey Herald United Way of Northern New Jersey’s second ALICE Report shows that a growing number of working...
Sep 14, 2014
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Number of households on brink is growing

Daily Record The number of Morris County households struggling to make ends meet increased from 20 to 26 percent...
Sep 14, 2014
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Can you afford N.J.?

Courier News For a growing number, wages are not keeping up with cost. Download Article
Sep 14, 2014
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Amid great wealth, many teeter on edge of poverty

Star Ledger A new study conducted by the United Way of Northern New Jersey shows an alarming number of New Jersey...
Sep 04, 2014
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Most Detroit families can't afford their basic needs: Report

The Huffington Post The United Way released a study that found 40 percent of Michigan households, and 67 percent of...
Sep 01, 2014
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Working poor: Escaping poverty, but not hardship

BattleCreek Enquirer Although nearly 9,000 households in Calhoun County live below the poverty line, a far greater numb...
Sep 01, 2014
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Nearly 3 in 10 near ‘cliff to poverty’ in Livingston

Livingston Daily A new study shows that close to 3 in 10 of Livingston County households are living from paycheck to...
Aug 31, 2014
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Study: More than 40 percent of Jackson County households...

Jackson Citizen Patriot Nearly 25,000 households in Jackson County are struggling to make ends meet – with more than hal...
Aug 31, 2014
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24% of Kalamazoo County households live above poverty li...

Kalamazoo Gazette They have often been called the working poor – people who live above the poverty line but below basic cos...
Aug 31, 2014
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Report: Many Michiganders struggling to make...

Michigan Radio Many Michiganders are working hard this Labor Day weekend and still not making ends meet...
Aug 31, 2014
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Report: 4 in 10 Michigan households struggle to make en...

MLive Lansing Jessie Robinson got her paycheck last week, and started the process of deciding which bills to pay. Download...
Aug 30, 2014
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40 percent of Michigan households can’t cover expenses

August 30, 2014 A new study released finds that 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don’t make enough...
Aug 02, 2014
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United Way ALICE Reception at NBC in Connecticut

Hartford Courant United Way and Comcast hosted a reception for CNBC’s Ron Insana and United Way of Northern New Jersey...
Jun 25, 2014
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New Jerseyans getting priced out of child care

Star Ledger The cost of quality child care has skyrocketed out of the reach of many hardworking families – households United W...
Jan 12, 2014
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Making ends meet

Courier News No longer is the label of poverty limited to the individual or family sleeping on the street or in a homeless...
Nov 23, 2013
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An Invisible Woman, Income Inequality and Innovative Investment

NJ Spotlight In this second decade of the 21st century, the “invisible” is all too often a woman. Her name is ALICE. Sh...
Oct 25, 2013
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ALICE Americans, slipping out of the middle class

The Washington Post The story of future elections will, in fact, come down to a single name – in this case, a female first name. No, it...
Sep 18, 2013
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Why you aren’t making it in America

CNN's Your Money Christine Romans, host of CNN's Your Money, recently delivered the keynote address at a Rutgers...
Sep 04, 2012
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Report: More than one-third of New Jersey households either...

Courier News United Way's ALICE study offers unprecedented look into scope of financial hardship. Download...
Sep 03, 2012
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In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report

WNYC A new report commissioned by United Way of Northern New Jersey challenges the federal poverty measure an...
Feb 15, 2012
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Working poor have tough time in county

New Jersey Herald Sussex County Chamber of Commerce members met ALICE Tuesday. United Way of Northern New...
Feb 02, 2012
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Jersey’s Hidden Poor

Star Ledger In an unprecedented new study, five years in the making, the United Way of Northern New Jersey presents...
Feb 02, 2012
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From Six Figures to ALICE