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ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. This United Way acronym represents the growing number of hardworking individuals and families across Maine and the nation who are working but unable to afford the basic household necessities, including housing, child care, health care, food and transportation.

The United Way ALICE report uses new measures to provide a more accurate picture of these individuals and families whose earnings are above the federal poverty level, yet they still struggle to make ends meet.

ALICE in Maine is a coordinated effort of the United Ways of Maine and is generously supported by the John T. Gorman Foundation.

Visit ALICEinMaine.org to view the detailed data and interactive maps.