Nearly half of the Central Florida population falls into the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) category, which means many are balancing on the cusp of financial ruin. One in three families in our community are living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely able to afford the necessities like housing, transportation and food.
At United Way, we have a high-level view of the most critical issues in our community. We invest in strategic partnerships that address the multitude of barriers that can keep a family from becoming financially stable. By focusing on the whole picture, we are meeting the immediate and long term needs of ALICE households.
Our Financial Stability Programs
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free tax preparation service run by volunteers offered to families throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Once filing season opens, our volunteers are available to help you file your taxes at a time and location convenient for you.
United Way’s Financial Stability Coalition assists low-to moderate-income families claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.
The Siemer Institute Program is focused on reducing student mobility by helping families stabilize financially or avoid eviction or foreclosure.
BANKON is a program that assists individuals with opening a bank account and managing their money.