January 2016

Housing One of the Top Concerns for ALICE Households

by Richard J. Porth 1/19/2016 Every day people across Connecticut call 2-1-1 to ask for help with housing problems.  In fact, housing-related concerns, including homelessness, represent the #1 service request at 2-1-1.  This is the result in large part of Connecticut’s comparatively high housing costs.  As the Partnership for Strong Communities documents in its “Housing in Connecticut 2015” report, Connecticut is 6th in national ranking of median monthly housing costs. United Ways in Connecticut recently released a report on financial hardship for hard working people who still struggle to make ends meet – known as ALICE – Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed.  The ALICE Report documents over 276,000 renters in Connecticut with income below the ALICE Household Survival Budget – which quantifies the costs of… Read MoreHousing One of the Top Concerns for ALICE Households »