For the first time in a decade, the number of Frederick County residents struggling to afford basic necessities declined, according to a comprehensive United Way report that is released every two years. But that progress is likely to be short-lived. 

In 2018, 37 percent of the 95,903 households in Frederick County qualified as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, according to the report. That is down from 39 percent in 2008.

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