United Way report: Many in city working, but still struggling

By Robert Storace October 13, 2016

Two years ago, United Way introduced the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) Report to highlight the increasing number of state residents who are working but are having trouble paying for basic necessities such as food, child care, health care and transportation.

The 2016 report shows that ALICE and poverty level households together account for 38 percent of all households across the state. New Britain is well above that, with 63 percent of its households in that category. Only Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport equal or exceed New Britain’s ALICE/poverty rate.

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