The United Way of Texas held a Press Conference Tuesday morning to talk about the financial hardships.
ALICE or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed defines residents who despite being employed, many households who are earning more than the federal poverty level still cannot afford housing, child care, food, transportation healthcare, and the basic smartphone plan.
The ALICE Report is the most comprehensive depiction of financial need in the state to date, using data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census.
The report includes measures, based on present-day income levels and expenses that show how many Texas workers are struggling financially, and why.
Texas is right in the middle of the national level of those who are classified under ALICE.
To learn more about ALICE click here.