New Haven Independent 58 Percent of City Households Fail to Make Ends Meet

by Markeshia Ricks, 11/17/2014 

You know ALICE. ALICE prepares your food at your favorite restaurant and then brings it out to your table. ALICE cleans your kid’s school and occasionally your house.

ALICE isn’t a person, but all the people who help make your life a little better even if their jobs never make their lives better, or help them get a peek at the American Dream.

ALICE is an acronym the United Way of Connecticut is using to describe households that are “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.” The agency has issued a new report that shows that nearly half a million state households, or 35 percent, struggle to pay for five survival basics: housing, child care, food, healthcare and transportation.

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