United Way Suncoast Presentation on the State of Poverty and “ALICE” Households
In Florida 13% of households earn incomes below the Federal Poverty Level and an additional 33% of Florida residents, while technically above the Federal Poverty Level, struggle to secure shelter, food and clothing. According to The United Way 2020 ALICE report (families who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) these households include people who work hard, but barely get by and often do not make ends meet.
According to the United Way, in the Suncoast Region of DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties there is a similar picture: 12% live below the Federal Poverty Level and another 31% are classified as ALICE for a total of 557,372 households in our local communities who are struggling just to get by.
Has this picture changed since the 2020 report? How did COVID-19 impact people below or near the poverty level?
To help us answer those questions we are hosting a Zoom Presentation on
Friday, Nov 18th from 12-1pm
We are happy to have United Way Suncoast’s Douglas Griesenauer, Senior Director – Workforce Development & Financial Stability and Nichole Peña, Senior Manager, Financial Stability Initiatives, who will:
- discuss what changed since the 2020 ALICE report was published
- review their Eviction Mitigation and Housing Crisis Dashboard, and
- tell us about the housing policies the United Way is advocating for implementing in the Suncoast region to help address this crisis.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.