Today is the official launch of ALICE in Focus: People with Disabilities!
ALICE refers to households that are:
Asset Limited, Income Constrained, & Employed.
While18% of people with disabilities in the U.S. lived in poverty in 2019, another 34% were also struggling, in households that earned above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to afford the basics.
Between families in poverty and those who are ALICE, more than half of all people with disabilities in the U.S. lived in a household which struggled to afford essentials in the communities where they lived. These data hold true for New Jersey as well.
The website includes National and State Data in an easy-to-use Data Dashboard and State-Specific research briefs that provide key findings for each state.
Review ALICE Research Briefs and Dashboards here!
View the Introductory Video here
It brings key data highlights to life with perspectives from national leadership committee members, advocates, and allies, including those with lived experience.