Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics

ALICE families – an acronym for Asset Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed – have income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care. ALICE households live in every community in Hawai‘i – urban, suburban and rural – and they include women and men, young and old, all races and ethnicities.

In Hawai‘i, there are 165,013 ALICE households (37% of total households), while another 47,066 households (11% of total households) live below the poverty level. In total, 48 percent of Hawai‘i households are ALICE and below.

ALICE includes our child care providers, retail salespersons, waitstaff, cashiers, administrative assistants, janitors, housekeepers, landscapers, teaching assistants, mechanics, restaurant cooks and more.

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