United Way 2019 ALICE Report for Pennsylvania
United Way of Pennsylvania’s 2019 ALICE Report for Pennsylvania is a data project that redefines what financial struggle means across the state. It encompasses all 67 counties of the commonwealth, parsing out the data on a local level. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE represents the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities. This research initiative partners United Ways, foundations, academic institutions, corporations and other state organizations to present data that can stimulate meaningful discussion, attract new partners and ultimately inform strategies for positive change. The statewide results show that 24% of Pennsylvanians earn above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but still struggle to buy even the most basic household necessities. Combined with the 13% of our population living below the FPL, a full 37% of Pennsylvanians live a daily battle to make ends meet. That’s over 1.8 million households. Source: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers www.pachc.org.