‘ALICE in Mississippi’ Report
The Mississippi United Ways Association in partnership with United for ALICE and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released its ‘ALICE in Mississippi’ report today.
ALICE, which stands for asset limited, income, constrained, employed, shines a light on the population of residents who work at low-paying jobs, have little to no savings, and are one emergency away from poverty.
The report offers county specific data, the level of poverty, and the percentage of Alice households.
In 2019, 31 percent of the state’s households were reported as ALICE. United Way of the Capital Area President and CEO Dr. Ira Murray said, “Now we believe that the Mississippi ALICE report deserves a place at the center of boardroom tables and dinner tables throughout the state. We believe that the ALICE report can inspire the right kind of conversations in homes, non-profits, churches, businesses, and at the municipal and state offices. And we believe it is essential to have this data to shine a light on all of the ALICE’s across the state of Mississippi.”
The full ‘ALICE in Mississippi’ report can be viewed at msunitedway.org/Alice.