ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed Families

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed which are families that have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level, but below a basic cost-of-living threshold.  Almost 30% of Wisconsin families are ALICE; combined with those in poverty, 42% of Wisconsin households are experiencing financial hardship.

ALICE educates our children, keeps us healthy, and makes our quality of life possible. Experience some of the tough choices that these families have to make every single day and how United Way is doing all we can to help them along the way by taking the ALICE challenge.  

Current Year Reporting

2018 Executive Summary

2018 Report

Prior Year Reports

2016 Report

The 2016 ALICE Study of Financial Hardship in Wisconsin characterized 29% of Wisconsin households as ALICE.  Due to an error in calculating the tax budget line, that number should have been 23%.  More information can be found here.  


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