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United Ways of Tennessee launched a statewide data project,ALICE, which provides a comprehensive measure of financial hardship across ourstate. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

The ALICE report tells the story of our community memberswho are going to work but are still struggling to survive, through astandardized methodology that assesses the cost of living in every county.ALICE is our neighbors, friends and family who may earn more than the officialFederal Poverty Level, but still cannot afford the basic necessities for theirfamily. 

ALICE lives in every county in Tennessee. Equipped with thisdata, the United Ways of Tennessee will convene, advocate and innovate in ourlocal communities to highlight the issues faced by ALICE households, and togenerate solutions which help them on their path to financial stability.

Across Tennessee, 39 percent of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.

That's why United Ways across Tennessee have come together to bring you the ALICE Project. Standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - ALICE represents those in our communities who are working yet still struggling to make ends meet.  The ALICE Report is the most comprehensive depiction of need in Tennessee to date.


The 2019 release of our first ALICE Report informs the conversation about the real and present needs of our residents. The new report shows the increased cost of living, combined with low wages, reduced work hours, and depleted savings has led to an uneven economic recovery in Tennessee. That’s why Tennessee United Ways remain committed to serving ALICE, and all those in need, through programs that strive to improve the health, education, and financial stability of all Tennessee residents.

The United Way ALICE Report reveals the financial hardships of many Tennessee households.

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