Salisbury Press

Friday, September 20, 2019

UNITED WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON AND NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Report: Many Pennsylvania families struggling

More than 1.8 million families in Pennsylvania who don’t qualify for federal assistance still struggle to afford essentials like housing, food, child care and transportation, according to a recently released United Way of Pennsylvania report. This represents about 37 percent of households in the commonwealth.

Despite earning above the federal poverty level, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – or ALICE – report says, those families’ incomes fall short of the basic cost of living.