The United Way ALICE Report


The United Way ALICE Report places a spotlight on a large population of hardworking residents who work at low-paying jobs, have little or no savings, and are one emergency from falling into poverty.

The United Way ALICE Project provides a framework, language, and tools to measure and understand the struggles of the growing number of households in our communities who do not earn enough to afford basic necessities, a population called ALICE. This national research initiative partners with state United Way organizations, such as United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, to deliver research-based data that can stimulate meaningful discussion, attract new partners, and ultimately inform strategies that affect positive change.

As much as one-third of the population of the United States lives in an ALICE household. United Ways in the Pacific Northwest are proud to join the some 250 United Ways from the participating states to better understand the struggles of ALICE. The result is that ALICE is rapidly becoming part of the common vernacular, appearing in grant applications, in the media, and in public forums discussing financial hardship in communities across the country.

Together, United Ways, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations have the opportunity to evaluate the current solutions and discover innovative approaches to give ALICE a voice, and to create changes that improve life for ALICE and the wider community.

Below are links to the United Way ALICE® Reports.

More information about the United Way ALICE® Reports can be found at or by contacting your local United Way office.