ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
With the cost of living higher than what most wages pay, ALICE families work hard and earn above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but do not earn enough to afford a basic household budget consisting of
- child care,
- transportation and
- health care.
In Charlotte County 34% of households* fall into the category of ALICE, while another 11% of Charlotte County households live at Federal Poverty Level, meaning that close to half (45%) are struggling to meet basic needs.
*Approximately 33,816 ALICE families