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Community Reports

What’s happening in your community.

Housing Opportunities has produced a report on their efforts to end homelessness in the community. Also, the last document offers ways you can get involved today!

Executive Summary
Full 60-Page Report
10 Ways for You to Join

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

ALICE represents Hoosier households with income above the Federal Poverty Level but below the basic cost of living.

Some of these individuals may be local childcare workers, home health aides, store clerks and office assistants. Many of them are forced to make hard financial decisions. And, having a job that doesn’t pay enough to cover life’s expenses sometimes disqualifies them from needed social services and support.

As these individuals and families face challenges, so does the community. The ALICE Report provides research-based data on Indiana’s ALICE population and their financial situation. The original report was released in 2014 with an update report released every two years.

The Let’s Talk Community initiative represents our passion to better understand the community’s aspirations through public knowledge and insight in order to work toward a better tomorrow. Organizations and communities interested in hosting a community conversation can submit an inquiry to info@unitedwaypc.org.

In 2015, United Way of Porter County, in collaboration with One Region, The Times Media Co. and Lake Area United Way, conducted 55 community conversations in Porter County. Nearly 300 Porter County residents attended kitchen-table style conversations. The result was 7 priority areas:

  • Youth and education
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Livable wage
  • Drug-free community
  • Diverse and inclusive community
  • Highly engaged community


2015 Let’s Talk Community Conversations Report

Learn more about the United Against Opioid Abuse initiative.

United Way of Porter County’s annual Community Impact Reports provide a snapshot of the results of our efforts over the years. Our programs and services are evaluated to make sure we’re helping the most residents possible.

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Find out how your support helps others in Northwest Indiana.