United Way ALICE Report for Iowa Launched Statewide on June 29

The ALICE Report for Iowa details the 19% of Iowa households who work, earn and pay taxes, but cannot meet a basic needs budget in the county in which they live. Combined with the 12% of Iowans who live below the Federal Poverty Level, the report shows 31% of Iowa households - 381,266 - struggle to achieve financial stability.

 

Read the United Way ALICE Report for Iowa.

 

Media throughout Iowa have been sharing the news about ALICE:

 

Study: A Third of Iowans Don't Earn Enough to Pay for Basic Living Des Moines Register
United Way Report Shows Iowans Struggling to Make Ends Meet Waterloo Courier
Study: 42 Percent of Woodbury County Families Struggle with Basic Expenses Sioux City Journal
ALICE Survey Shows More than 30 Percent of Muscatine Residents Face Financial Issues Muscatine Journal
Study: 31 Percent of Iowans Struggle to Afford Basic Needs Cedar Rapids Gazette
Federal Poverty Level Too Low Says North Iowa United Way Official Mason City Globe Gazette
United Way ALICE Report Released: Research Suggests Many Iowans Above Poverty Line Still Struggle to Provide Marshalltown Times Republican
United Way Study: Thousands of Iowans Struggle with Basic Living Expenses Radio Iowa
Study Shows More Iowans Struggling Financially WHO Radio
Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Iowans Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Business Record
United Way Report Shows 42 Percent of Story County Households Struggle to Afford Basics Ames Tribune
United Way Report Says Federal Poverty Level Too Low Iowa Public Radio
United Way Details Financial Hardship in Iowa Ottumwa Post
Report Says Nearly 1/3 of Iowans Can't Afford Basics KCRG
ALICE Report Shows Many North Iowans Are Struggling Financially KIOW
United Way: 39% of Wapello County Households Struggle to Afford Basics Ottumwa Radio Group
Report Released Wednesday Shows Nearly 1/3 of Iowans Struggle to Afford Basic Living Expenses KGLO
ALICE Report Findings KIMT 
A New United Way Study Shows Many Low-Income Families Struggling with Childcare  KMEG 14/Fox 44 Sioux City
Report: Employed Residents May Struggle in Wapello County

 Ottumwa Courier

Studies Show Powerful Poverty Numbers Newton Daily News
ISU Extension and Outreach Financial Education Can Help Iowans Dealing with ALICE ISU Extension