Reality Check

What is ALICE?

“We are in a new world of growing inequalities predicated on access to quality education.”

Individuals in Harris County are struggling. Almost 50% of the Houston workforce does not make enough money to support a family. Many in our community cannot always pay the bills, have little or nothing in savings, and are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can push these financially strapped families over the edge.

In Episode One of Reality Check, we explore who these people are, how our economy has changed over the last 40 years, and what it means to be ALICE, or Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed.

To watch and for resources, visit the Reality Check webpage here.

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