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ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed)

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) represents the number of people in Michigan who have jobs, but still can’t make ends meet. These people often must choose between things like rent, health care, groceries, child care and transportation. ALICE has a lot of different faces and backgrounds, and with 4 in 10 households fitting the ALICE description, ALICE could be your neighbor, your family, your friend or colleague. The report found that low-wage jobs continue to dominate the Michigan employment landscape.

CLICK HERE to download the ALICE report.



If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2017, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.


United Way of Southwest Michigan is proud to partner with Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency to provide free tax preparation for low-income working families in Berrien or Cass counties.  The VITA Program offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

For more information on MYFREETAXES and VITA, CLICK HERE.