(Community Matters 48) Latest ALICE Stats Show Decline in Calhoun County Poverty

First Aired September 9, 2023

An analysis of the latest Calhoun County ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) information shows a glimmer of hope: A reduction in poverty stats in the county.

Alyssa Stewart, chief impact officer with the United Way of South Central Michigan, visits Community Matters to discuss what that really means. As well, she talks about how the Battle Creek City Commission reacted to this news.

Episode Resources
United Way of South Central Michigan website
United for ALICE website
Six-County South Central Michigan ALICE data


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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