Norwich Bulletin United Way report sheds light on new face of poverty in Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan 11/21/2014 

A new report designed to give a face – and a name – to financial hardship in the state was introduced Friday by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at its Ledyard headquarters.

ALICE – an acronym for the Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed demographic – quantifies the households who live in the underserved gap between the poverty line and the cost-of-living threshold.

It takes a wage of $32 an hour for a family of four to meet the demands of a basic household budget, according to Rick Porth, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Connecticut. In New London County, 34 percent of households live below that threshold.

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