the 2019 ALICE Report for Michigan
United Ways throughout Michigan have come together to bring you the ALICE Project. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents those in our communities who are working, yet still struggling to make ends meet.
Households across Michigan, comprised of all races, genders, and ages, cannot afford the basics - housing, child care, food, health care and transportation. When households face difficult economic conditions and cannot afford basic necessities, they are forced to make difficult choices and take risks that have consequences for their households and their communities.
Here in Ottawa County, 31% of our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. This is a decrease from 36% in 2017.
CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Michigan ALICE Report
CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Ottawa County ALICE Report (includes MI data as well)
CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Michigan ALICE Report
CLICK HERE to view the 2014 Michigan ALICE Report
CLICK HERE to view ALICE data for Ottawa County (pg 139)
Additional ALICE Resources
Online ALICE Resources:
Interactive ALICE Website (MI): www.unitedforalice.org/michigan (Local data available)
ALICE Project Site (MI): www.uwmich.org/alice
An ALICE Overview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyqkk2yatQ4 (2 min 30 sec)
A Business Case for ALICE How can business lift up ALICE? 4 Practical Answers:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCrGXS3IAoQ (3 min 30 sec)
Charlene’s ALICE Story:
https://youtu.be/r-Vljg4QecQ (1 min version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72iheXNyKZM&t=58s (full version, 4 min 7 sec)
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