Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed

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.

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