Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

In 2019, United Ways of Tennessee launched a statewide data project, ALICE, which provides a comprehensive measure of financial hardship across our state. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Now in its second year, the Tennessee ALICE Report tells the story of our community members who are going to work but are still struggling to survive, through a standardized methodology that assesses the cost of living in every county. ALICE represents our neighbors, friends and family who may earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but still cannot afford the basic necessities for their family. ALICE lives in every county in Tennessee, including right here in Sumner County.

The 2020 ALICE Report provides new data and tools that explain the persistent level of hardship faced by ALICE families and individuals, revealing aspects of the Tennessee economy not tracked by traditional economic measures. It presents the latest ALICE data available — a point-in-time snapshot of economic conditions across the state in 2018. By showing how many Tennessee households were struggling then, the ALICE data provides the backstory for why the COVID-19 crisis is having such a devastating economic impact now.

To learn more about ALICE, you can view in-depth data for Tennessee, Sumner County, and other counties, by visiting the following ALICE in Tennessee resources.


United for ALICE interactive Tennessee Report for 2020

2020 ALICE in Tennessee Report (.pdf file)

2020 ALICE Sumner County Data (.pdf file).

United Ways of Tennessee ALICE Page

2020 ALICE in Tennessee Press Release

United for ALICE Tennessee COVID-19 Impact Survey

United Way of Sumner County, in cooperation with United Ways of Tenn. and United for ALICE, is conducting a survey to help better understand the impact of the COIVD-19 pandemic in our community and across the state. Completing this survey should take about 10 minutes & all responses are strictly confidential. You can complete the survey by clicking this LINK or the survey box in the list of resources above.