Tax policies and funded programs should foster employment and savings to help Hoosiers reach their potential and achieve long-term stability.
IUW advocates for:
- Fair tax policy, including efforts to recouple federal and state tax returns, to sustain or expand EITC, CTC and State EITC and to index Tax Credit for the Elderly to inflation.
- Smoothing the cliff effect so that benefits are tapered off with increases in income.
- Income supports - IUW recognizes that basic services (such as SNAP, TANF, LIHEAP, subsidized housing and emergency assistance) often provide important stabilizers for many Hoosier households. Case management, financial counseling, safe financial products and matched savings develop long-term financial stability.
- Work supports, such as training and placement into family-sustaining employment.
Learn more about the United Way ALICE project.
WHO IS ALICE?
ALICE is an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE represents the households with income above the Federal Poverty Level but below the basic cost of living. The ALICE Report provides current research based data on financial stability and the ALICE population in Indiana. Many of Indiana’s United Ways and Funds are using the ALICE Report to shape practices and policies to better support these struggling, hard-working families.
ALICE Report Update
County Data Sheets
Key Data Points