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Recently Released Survival Budget Data: Heart of Florida United Way Reveals What it Actually Costs to Live in Central Florida

It costs approximately $35,424 for a single adult and $93,228 for a family of four to survive in Central Florida. That’s according to Heart of Florida United Way’s recently released updated Household Survival Budget, which is based on updated research conducted from public sources.     ALICE households are some of the most susceptible to increasing […]

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ALICE in Focus: New Research Reveals 70% of Central Florida’s Hispanic and Black Children Lived in Financial Hardship Pre-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how many children in Central Florida live in financial hardship and depend on assistance programs. However, new research highlights that this economic insecurity was rampant for Central Florida children even before the pandemic.  According to a new report created in partnership with United for ALICE, most of Central Florida’s Hispanic […]

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Together We Can Help ALICE More Than Survive.

Truist Awards Grant to HFUW to Help ALICE. Throughout Central Florida, nearly half of our population are living below the local coast of living. These are hard-working people often working two or three jobs to make ends meet. We refer to this group as ALICE or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed.  You know someone […]

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Housing Assistance & Eviction Prevention

Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 in Central Florida At this time, thousands of Central Florida families housing stability is uncertain. As one of the providers in the community grappling with how to best support those in need, Heart of Florida United Way has put together the reference guide below for individuals seeking assistance with […]

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Legal Aid Support for ALICE Families Facing Eviction.

Three organizations receive $50,000 investments to provide needed support to ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families in Central Florida. Addressing the Crisis When the moratorium on housing evictions expires, thousands of people in Central Florida will be unsure what will happen to them and their families. Will they be homeless in the next few […]

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Lockheed Martin Corporation Supports Struggling Families with $175,000 Donation to Heart of Florida United Way’s ALICE Recovery Fund

In Central Florida alone there are 350,000 households that are working hard, but struggling to make ends meet. They are ALICE – or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Heart of Florida United Way is focused on supporting ALICE families in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. When Heart of Florida United Way set up the ALICE […]

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2020 ALICE Report

Top 10 Things to Know About the 2020 ALICE Report We are living in historic times, and those households who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) are suffering unimaginably right now. The global pandemic COVID-19 has stricken a vulnerable part of our population who are fighting for their very lives.  Around the world, the risk […]

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