Who is ALICE?

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and it refers to a large percentage of our population that works hard and earns above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but not enough to afford the basic household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. ALICE households include women and men, single adults and families, young and old, urban, suburban, and rural, and all races and ethnicities, and they live in every county in the Pacific Northwest. 

What is the ALICE Report?

The ALICE report is an in-depth and more accurate measure of individuals above the poverty line that are still struggling to make ends meet. This groundbreaking report from United Way reveals a closer look at this population in the Pacific Northwest - Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The report provides state, county, and city specific data.


Explore the most recent ALICE Report by clicking here.


Archives/Previous Reports:

ALICE fact sheet (2 pages)

ALICE in Whatcom County and Washington State information packet (10 pages)

Complete ALICE report for the Pacific Northwest (376 pages)

ALICE in Whatcom County

ALICE in Washington State

Press Release about the unveiling of the report in Whatcom County

Prosperity Project 2018


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