New report highlights Louisiana families above the poverty line, but unable to afford basic needs

Jan 29, 2016

The Louisiana Association of United Ways released the ALICE report this week. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed -- the population of individuals and families who are working but still unable to afford the basic necessities: housing, food, childcare, healthcare and transportation.

The report provides parish-level data on the state of financial instability among households. WWNO's Laine Kaplan-Levenson discussed this report with United Ways CEO Sarah Berthelot, starting with why there are so many ALICE households in Louisiana.