Join us for a discussion about the new ALICE Report with Stephanie Hoopes Halpin (Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Administration and Director of the New Jersey DataBank at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark).
Consider this: One in four households in New Jersey is walking a financial tightrope, unable to afford this state’s high cost of living, one emergency from falling into poverty. And yet, typically the headline reads: "N.J. household median income ties for highest in country".
United Way of Northern New Jersey is proud to unveil its first statewide ALICE Study, upending the conventional view of New Jersey. The reality is that 1.1 million New Jersey households are unable to afford life’s basic necessities. That number includes those living in poverty and a population often overlooked – ALICE, a United Way acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed.