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
Aloha United Way commissioned ALICE: A STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN HAWAIʻI 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 Hawaiʻi, there are 148,771 ALICE households (33 percent), while another 41,619 households (9 percent) live below the poverty level. In total, 42% of Hawaii households are ALICE and below.
ALICE: A Study in Financial Hardship in Hawaii