ALICE Project

the 2021 ALICE Report for Michigan



 CLICK HERE  to view an interactive version of the report.

CLICK HERE to view the Ottawa County Profile Page. 


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 meetThis is a decrease from 36% in 2017. 



CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Michigan ALICE Report

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): (Local data available)

ALICE Project Site (MI):

ALICE Consequences Report (2019):

Take The Making Ends Meet Challenge:

ALICE Videos:

ALICE in Ottawa County:

An ALICE Overview: (2 min 30 sec)

A Business Case for ALICE How can business lift up ALICE? 4 Practical Answers: (3 min 30 sec)

Charlene’s ALICE Story: (1 min version)  (full version, 4 min 7 sec)


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