WHO IS ALICE?
ALICE has no safety net for emergencies
ALICE's income falls short of basic necessities
ALICE is working, but can't afford the cost of living
The United Way ALICE Report - Hawai'i
Aloha United Way commissioned ALICE: A STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN HAWAI‘I to help identify those across our state who are struggling to make ends meet, and to understand the enormity of this issue and the obstacles these families and individuals in our communities face. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. In Hawai'i, there are 165,013 ALICE households (37 percent), while another 47,066 households (11 percent) live below the poverty level. In total, 49%* of Hawai'i households are ALICE and below.
*Click here to read the most recent press release which includes *NEW* National data released by the United Way ALICE Project.
Click here to read The United Way ALICE Report - Hawaii
Our ALICE population represents hardworking people we interact with every day, who have a job - or two or three - yet cannot afford basic necessities to remain stable and self-sufficient.
ALICE lives in every town and city across Hawai'i. ALICE exists in every ethnicity. They include child care providers, retail salespersons, waitstaff, cashiers, administrative assistants, janitors, housekeepers, landscapers, teaching assistants, mechanics, restaurant cooks and more. They are our friends, family, and people we rely on every day. It takes just one crisis – loss of employment for a short period, an unexpected health emergency or car repair, an increase in monthly rent – to put these families and individuals at even greater risk of long-term problems like chronic health issues or loss of housing.
Hawai'i Counties, 2015
|County||Total Households||% ALICE & Poverty|
Click here to read The ALICE by County - Hawai'i