ALICE threshold

ALICE in focus

Report highlights children in financial hardship

When the statewide ALICE report was released in 2021, a renewed focus was placed on a large population in Michigan that, while above the federal poverty line, still struggles to afford the essentials in life.

From housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, a smartphone plan, and taxes — the basics needed to live and work in the modern economy — those identified in the ALICE report as Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed include 25% of households in the state, joined by an additional 13% in poverty.