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Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

According to a report from the United Way, at least 40% of households in Michigan cannot afford the bare minimum to live and work in the modern economy.

This so-called ALICE Report for Michigan provides the most comprehensive look at the population called ALICE — an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE households have incomes above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but struggle to afford basic household necessities. Since it is well established that economic conditions worsened during the Great Recession, this Report focuses on the recovery that started in 2010 and looks at how households have fared since. Check out the infographic above to see startling statistics from the Michigan ALICE report.

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