United Way ALICE® Report
ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The earnings of Maryland ALICE individuals and families are not enough to support a “survival budget” that is more than twice the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
The ALICE Report, released by United Ways throughout the state of Maryland, reveals that nearly 750,000 households—more than a third—in Maryland can’t afford the state’s high cost of living and don’t earn enough to afford basic necessities. The report provides a framework, language and tools to measure and address the struggles of the growing number of ALICE households in Maryland.
“This report strongly supports United Way of Central Maryland’s vision to provide the building blocks for long-term self-sufficiency—housing, employment, health and education—for those in need throughout our region. But we can’t do it alone. We need the help of our supporters and volunteers to help us put more Maryland families on the path to stability.”
–Franklyn Baker, President and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland