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FLORIDA UNITED WAYS CONSENSUS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA


ALICE: ASSET LIMITED, INCOME CONSTRAINED, EMPLOYED

Florida’s United Ways have released an updated ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report documenting the ongoing financial hardship of low-income working families in Florida. It shows that 15 percent of Florida households still fall beneath the poverty line and an additional 30 percent experience severe financial strain, despite being active in the labor force.

ALICE households are often just one emergency away from falling into poverty.

United Way’s policy agenda calls attention to the challenges ALICE families - our friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members - face in Florida.

Drawing from research in the ALICE Report and from the work of nonprofit, business, and government leaders, Florida’s United Ways developed a consensus legislative agenda for the 2017 Florida Legislature to help working families and individuals who struggle to pay for their basic necessities.

2017 Florida United Way Consensus Legislative Agenda - Click here to view the rest of the report