|2017 LAUW ALICE Report|
United Ways throughout Louisiana have come together to give an identity and voice to people who work hard yet still struggle to make ends meet – people we call ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE lives in every parish in Louisiana.
This report shows us that 42 percent of all Louisiana families are ALICE or live below the ALICE Threshold. This means that 42 percent of all Louisiana families are not earning enough to “get by” based on a Household Survival Budget that uses conservative estimates of monthly expenses for housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and taxes. These ALICE families are working hard but are one small emergency away from a major financial crisis.
For those writing grants, this is a great source of data about the parishes your respectively serve.
To access more information about ALICE, click on the links below: