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Working Families

Working Families often struggle to maintain a sustainable standard of living, thus being financially challenged to provide the basic modern needs for their family. This segment of the population, sometimes referred to as ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is the focus of the Live Well Erie report. United Way began a particular focus on the ALICE population, i.e. those families who are working but still struggling to make ends meet. Together with the United Way, Erie County will not only track the number of families whose income is at or below the Federal Poverty Level but we will also track by zip code the number of families living at the ALICE level.