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Report: 39% of Allen County households can’t afford basic needs

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Almost 40% of Allen County households can’t afford the basic needs of housing, food, and health care.

That’s according to the latest United Way ALICE report – which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed – which points out that 24 percent of those households are above the poverty line but still fall short of the basic cost of living for many categories.

Almost 908,000 households statewide fall short, according to the study, which used information from the IRS, state Department of Workforce Development, and the US Census Bureau.

We’ve got the full report below.

16UW ALICE Report INDUpdate 8.26.16 Lowres by Saige Driver on Scribd

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