ALICE

WHO is alice?

Our neighbors, men and women of all ages and races who go to work every day but still don’t earn enough to pay for basic necessities such as groceries, rent, transportation, childcare and health care.

ALICE is one emergency, car repair, or doctor visit away from poverty.

ALICE by the numbers

1 %
ALICE households

31,221 households in Indian River County struggle to pay for basic needs

1 %
POverty level

Indian River County households living below the poverty level in 2023

1 $
Monthly Income

$27,516 is the annual household survival budget for a one-person household

what does alice stand for?

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

The latest ALICE report, released on April 26, 2023 showed that:

  •  of the 69,974 households in Indian River County, 45% struggle to pay for basic needs.
  • Statewide, 46% of households face the same financial challenges
  • The percentage of Indian River County households living below the poverty level has been stable: 10% in 2014 and 11% in 2023.
  • The annual household survival budget for a one-person household is $27,516 or $2,293 monthly. This is the bare minimum that is needed for a household to live and work, based on the latest ALICE report. For a family of two adults and two young children, the annual survival budget soars to $69,480 or $5,790 monthly.