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ALICE study revealing size and scope of financial hardship in every Ohio community

Ohio United Way has released a new report that provides a comprehensive picture of financial need across Ohio, beyond traditional federal poverty guidelines.

In conjunction with its research partners, the United Way developed a series of new, standardized measurements that quantify the size of who in Ohio’s workforce is struggling financially, and reasons for why.
United Way is introducing ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents the population of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care and transportation. The United Way ALICE Report will provide county-by-county and town-level data on the state of financial instability among households.

To see the full report, as well as the county-by-county report, please visit: