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Why our community needs human service agencies

July 9, 2018, by Amber R. Tynan

A strong and independent nonprofit human services sector is essential for aligning the social and economic factors facing our community. Especially when we know that 41% of all households in Leon County are below the ALICE threshold (including those living in poverty) according to the 2017 ALICE Report.

ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county. The Leon County average household income is $46,002 annually, which is slightly below the state average yet only 78% of the national average.

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