In 2015, 14.5% of Florida families lived in poverty. However, there are substantial differences in the financial stability of the remaining residents who live above the poverty line. An additional almost 30% of households earn more than Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to survive and afford basic necessities for themselves and their families. Many are one small emergency, such as a car repair or a health-related event, from financial crisis and even falling into poverty. These Floridians are ALICE—Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
The United Way ALICE Report is part of a larger initiative—known as the ALICE Project—taken on by United Ways in 16 states to better understand the population who are working hard but barely making ends meet. The ALICE Project released the first Florida report in 2014. In 2017, the project published a second Florida report and is currently working with research partners at Rutgers University to complete its next update.
Join Kimberly Lent, FCAN’s Senior Research Associate, Ted Granger, President of United Way Florida, and Holly Bullard, Deputy Director at Florida Policy Institute and member of the Florida ALICE Research Advisory Committee, to learn more about ALICE in Florida. During the webinar, Ted and Holly will provide a background of the ALICE Report, an overview of the current ALICE population in Florida, and a sneak peek at updates in the upcoming report. Additionally, they will share how communities are using United Way ALICE Report data to influence their practice and support struggling residents.
In this session, you will learn about:
- Florida’s ALICE population and who falls within this group
- Anticipated updates to the upcoming United Way ALICE Report
- Policy implications based on report findings and the growing ALICE population
- Ways community members are using ALICE data to guide their work and support financially struggling Floridians
Webinar: Meet ALICE: A Look at Florida’s Financially Struggling Population and How Communities are Using Data for Change
Date and Time: October 2, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/438509819801334017?source=FCAN+Website