National data released by the United Way ALICE Project reveals 49% of Hawai‘i Households are ALICE and below. ALICE are the hardworking, tax-paying people we see every day—cashiers, retail salespeople, waiters and waitresses, teaching assistants, mechanics—who struggle every month to pay basic household expenses like rent, food, child care and transportation. In the Puna district where the Kilauea volcano eruptions are happening, 77% of households are ALICE and below. “The Report exposes the magnitude of ALICE in Hawai‘i,” said Cindy Adams, President and CEO of Aloha United Way. “ALICE individuals and families exceed one-third of Hawai‘i’s population. This inspired and continues to inspire AUW to take action to change the system and help ALICE find pathways to a better life.” Click on the link in our bio to read more about the ALICE report.
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