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More residents above poverty line can’t cover basic costs in CT, report says

Elizabeth Yates and her 2-year-old son are among the 538,529 households in Connecticut that could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care,and technology in 2016. This group constitutes 40 percent of the households in the state, according to a new report released by The United Way of Connecticut.

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In Connecticut, ALICE continues to struggle

Coined in 2009 by United Way of America, the term ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) describes those Americans who live above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) yet still find it difficult to make ends meet. New research in Connecticut and other states reveals the hardships faced by millions of these Americans and suggests that in order to address economic instability in our communities, we must focus on the needs of ALICE.