ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The earnings of Maryland ALICE individuals and families are not enough to support a “survival budget” that is more than twice the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

The ALICE Report, released by United Ways throughout the state of Maryland, reveals that nearly 750,000 households—more than a third—in Maryland can’t afford the state’s high cost of living and don’t earn enough to afford basic necessities.  The report provides a framework, language and tools to measure and address the struggles of the growing number of ALICE households in Maryland.

35% of Maryland Households Struggle to Afford Basic Household Necessities

Access the full report for Maryland, and additional details for Lower Shore Counties with links below.

Full Maryland Report

Dorchester County

Somerset County

Wicomico County

Worcester County

You can also view all ALICE state reports published to date, along with state comparisions, here:  www.unitedwayalice.org