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Asset-building practices, programs, and policies are those that create and protect opportunities for low-income individuals, families, and communities to save and invest in themselves, their futures, and their communities. A healthy economy is one in which everyone can participate and prosper.

Learn about the systems -- finance, education, justice, health, and tax -- that drive inequality and impact family financial well-being, and about financial security programs across the country that are working to reform the systems that most affect lower-income families.

The Atlas now includes indicators for the percentage of individuals living below three poverty thresholds (100, 150, and 200 percent of the federal poverty line) and by age so you can understand child poverty, as well as the percentage of full-time workers living below each of the three thresholds. 

The Illinois Asset Building Group's (IAGB) annual convening will be held on October 20-21, in Chicago, IL. The two-day event will be an opportunity to connect with peers from the field, lift up innovative practices, and learn about new savings programs in Illinois and their potential impact on the racial wealth gap.

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