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Discover how ALICE families and poverty-stricken families in Northeast Florida grapple with financial hurdles, despite surpassing the Federal Poverty Level.

ALICE 2024 Stats

The ALICE Population

In Northeast Florida, many hardworking families belong to a group known as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). These individuals earn above the Federal Poverty Level but still struggle to cover essential expenses. They are the backbone of our community, yet they face high costs beyond their control.


Financial Hardship in Northeast Florida

A staggering 38.7% of households in Northeast Florida face financial hardship, with communities of color being the most affected. Despite receiving assistance, a minor emergency can quickly escalate into a major crisis, affecting the entire community.

Disparities in ALICE

Communities of color are disproportionately affected, with a higher percentage of Black and Hispanic households falling into the ALICE category. These families often face higher barriers to financial stability, including limited access to quality education, healthcare and employment opportunities.

Our Mission and ALICE

At United Way of Northeast Florida, our mission is to create a community of opportunity where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential. Through the ALICE Report, we aim to shed light on financial hardship and inspire people to join us in solving the daily challenges these families face. With ALICE, our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness about the challenges faced by ALICE families.
  • Partner with local organizations to provide resources and support.

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Join us in our mission to create hope and opportunity in the lives of ALICE families and those living in poverty.

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2024 Florida Report

ALICE in the Crosscurrent: COVID and Financial Hardship in Florida
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