Do you know ALICE?

Meet your neighbor, ALICE, who earns just above the Federal Poverty Level yet struggles to afford basic expenses. ALICE stands forAsset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and is often referred to as theworking poor.

We all know people who are ALICE in Grayson County.They are those who educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our qualityof life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICEhouseholds are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality childcareor paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

United For ALICE is a driver of innovation, research, and action to improve life across the country for ALICE and for all. Through the development of the ALICE measurements, a comprehensive, unbiased picture of financial hardship has emerged.

Harnessing this data and research on the mismatch between low-paying jobs and the cost of survival, ALICE partners convene, advocate, and collaborate on solutions that promote financial stability at local, state, and national levels.

The ALICE research quantifies and describes the number of households that are struggling financially.

This project raises awareness about a huge but hidden segment of our community that is struggling to afford basic necessities. The success of a community is directly related to the financial stability of its members.

Rent or electric bill? Food or prescription drug? For too many hardworking households, impossible decisions such as these are a way of life. When ALICE is forced to make difficult choices, the entire community faces consequences. United for ALICE provides a framework and language for stakeholders to reassess public and corporate policies and implement changes that improve the lives of ALICE and their communities.

2023 Grayson County Statistics

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