ALICE Report for Illinois

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ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.

 

For far too many families, the cost of living outpaces what they earn. These households struggle to manage even their most basic needs - housing, food, transportation, child care, health care, and necessary technology.

 

When funds run short, cash-strapped households are forced to make impossible choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, filling a prescription or fixing the car. These short-term decisions have long-term consequences not only for ALICE families, but for all of us.

 

The ALICE report shows the issues in Illinois by county.  Check out the reports below: 

 

The Total Illinois Report 

 

Report By County in Illinois

 

Find out more at https://www.unitedforalice.org/illinois