Who Is ALICE?

ALICE households are the backbone of our communities, working hard but forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

  • 39% of households in Cook County struggle to meet their most basic needs
  • In Lake County 32% of households and in DuPage County 30% of households are classified as ALICE

(according to 2017 economic data)

ALICE Report Resources


Download the Executive Summary


Download the full ALICE report


Click Here to explore data by county

To learn more about the ALICE Report research and its implications across the region and the state, contact eithne.mcmenamin@livenunitedchicago.org

To help ensure ALICE families get the resources they need, contact betsy.hughes@liveunitedchicago.org


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