Who is ALICE in Louisiana?
ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is our friend, family member, or neighbor who works hard, yet struggles to afford the basic costs of living in Louisiana. ALICE earns more than the Federal Poverty Level but is unable to earn enough to meet the Louisiana average ALICE Household Survival Budget.
The report (below) shows that one-third (32%) of Louisiana households are ALICE.
The updated ALICE Household Survival Budget for a working family of four in 2021 was $66,288, well above the FPL of $26,500. Even with tax credits, ALICE would need to earn about $33 an hour to keep up with the household’s expenses, yet 75% of the state’s most common jobs earn less than $20 an hour.
The ALICE Report for Louisiana: ALICE in the Crosscurrents
To view: ALICE in the Crosscurrents
2023 ALICE Report Snapshot to download
2023 ALICE Parish snapshot to download
National ALICE Information
Explore ALICE in other areas by visiting: www.unitedforalice.org