The COVID-19 Impact Survey Report: The Effect on Miami-Dade

The COVID-19 Impact Survey Report: The Effect on Miami-Dade 2021-10-07T10:41:28-04:00

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report
Executive Summary and Highlights

With more than half of Miami-Dade households (54%) or approximately 485,000 families already struggling to get by, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis had devastating results. These households (37%) were below the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Threshold, earning above the Federal Poverty Level but struggling to cover basic expenses with little to no savings to cover unexpected expenses or reduced income, plus households living in poverty (17%). In a March 2021 survey, 3,120 of these households (and 1,735 households who earn above the ALICE Threshold) shared what life has been like for them during this time of profound uncertainty.

United Way Miami conducted this survey in partnership with United For ALICE.
To learn more about action for ALICE in Miami-Dade, visit

Thank you to our survey distribution partners

Advocacy Network on Disabilities
Age Friendly Initiative
American Airlines
American Red Cross
AMIkids Miami-Dade
Ana VeigaMilton
Belafonte-Tacolcy Center
Catalyst Miami
Children’s Movement of Florida
City of Miami Beach
Coconut Grove Cares
Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Cuban American National Council
Doral Chamber of Commerce
Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center
Early Learning Coalition of Miami – Dade / Monroe County
Easter Seals of South Florida
Early Head Start / Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership
Epilepsy Foundation
Family Resource Center of South Florida
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
Greater Miami & Beaches Hotel Association
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Institute for Child & Family Health
Jackson Health System

Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Jewish Federation
JPMorgan Chase
Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco
League of Women Voters
MCCJ, Inc.
Miami Commission for Women
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County Department of Health
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade Public Schools PTSAs/PTA Liaisons
Miami Homes for All
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
Neighbors & Neighbors Association (NANA)
Pace Center for Girls
South Florida Community Development Coalition
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Children’s Trust
The Parent Academy
Trauma Resolution Center
United Teachers of Dade
United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
West Kendall Baptist
Women in Transition of South Florida
Youth Co-Op Inc.
Youth of Valor Empowerment