ALICE - Who is Struggling in Maryland?

ALICE Report

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The earnings of Maryland ALICE individuals and families are not enough to support a “survival budget” that is more than twice the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

The ALICE Report, released by United Ways throughout the state of Maryland, reveals that nearly 750,000 households—more than a third—in Maryland can’t afford the state’s high cost of living and don’t earn enough to afford basic necessities.  The report provides a framework, language and tools to measure and address the struggles of the growing number of ALICE households in Maryland.

35% of Maryland Households Struggle to Afford Basic Household Necessities... on the Lower Shore we have over 46% of households struggling.

Access and download the full report for Maryland, and additional details for Lower Shore Counties, with the links below.  Scroll down to access all State ALICE reports.


Updated Maryland Report - Released Sept. 2018, with 2016 based data, charts, expanded budgets and county information:


Full Maryland Report - Released January, 2017 (2014 based data, all sections, 200 pp)


You can also view all ALICE state reports published to date, along with state comparisions and observations, here: