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Categories: Taxes
Webinar | | 2014

Building Assets Through the Tax Code

This webinar explores ways to expand the financial security of low- and moderate-income families through reform of the U.S. tax code. The conversation featured presentations from stakeholders deeply engaged in advancing a range of tax policy solutions, with a particular focus on the policy agenda emerging from the Tax Policy Advisory Group of the Asset Funders Network/Tax Policy Project.

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Strengthening Family Resiliency: The Lane Changer Costs of Financial Disruption

Income disrupting life events are more common than we think. Divorce, unemployment, poor health, caregiving all have real costs and consequences that can shift life's trajectories, curtail family-member's dreams, and have devastating long lasting effects on a families' financial security and well being. Some families are more vulnerable to financial disruptions than others and not everyone...

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Categories: General Resources
Webinar | | 2014

WEBINAR - Location, Location, Location The Role Neighborhoods Play in Family Wealth and Well

This webinar, by PolicyLink, IASP, and NFHA discusses how policy can help create a fairer distribution of opportunity by neighborhood.

The webinar focused on the recent IASP brief, "Location, Location, Location: The Role Neighborhoods Play in Family Wealth and Well-Being."

This brief delineates between high opportunity and low opportunity neighborhoods, explains the disparities in neighborhood...

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Webinar | | 2013

Developing A State Legislative Strategy for Asset Building: The Case of Florida

A key step in achieving asset-building goals is developing a solid legislative strategy. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has collaborated with the RAISE Florida Network to develop a legislative strategy to help achieve the coalition's goals with regard to funding for IDAs (Individual Development Accounts) and fostering sustainable homeownership. Join Wilhelmina Leigh and...

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Categories: Racial Wealth Gap
Webinar | | 2013

Why is America's Racial Wealth Gap Growing?

The Insight Center’s Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, PolicyLink, and Tom Shapiro, Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, held a webinar presenting breakthrough research on what is fueling our country’s growing racial wealth divide.

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, moderated a panel of experts on the policy implications of...

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What We Don't Know About Economic Inequality in Asian America

Researchers from the Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles shared national and statewide data on how various Asian ethnicities are faring through the foreclosure crisis, the recession, and slow economic recovery. The speakers also discussed the enormous diversity among Asian American ethnic groups, comprising some of the poorest populations in the United...

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Webinar | Asset Building Policy Network | 2013

What is Asset Building?

Learn about the Asset Building Policy Network (ABPN), assets as a way to build financial stability for communities of color, while getting an in depth look at asset-building tools and resources for programs, and proven ways to integrate asset-building strategies in your community through case studies and examples with this webinar featuring Jeff Gilbreath, Executive Director, Hawaiian...

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Categories: General Resources
Webinar | | 2013

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Concentrated poverty is increasing, growing geographically, and starkly concentrated in communities of color. In many communities, segregation patterns persist.  Development patterns have a tremendous impact on who has access to quality housing, good schools, healthy food and jobs – but current plans for future investments often don’t adequately consider how future transportation, housing,...

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Categories: Asset Preservation
Webinar | | 2012

Bank Payday Lending Basics Webinar

This webinar from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) describes banks getting into the business of predatory payday lending. CRL is concerned that at least four big banks are making predatory payday loans to their customers based on their direct deposit checking accounts.

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Categories: Asset Preservation
Webinar | | 2012

Innovations in Paying Down Debt: Lessons from Borrow Less Tomorrow

This webinar features a discussion of the Borrow Less Tomorrow (BoLT) Program, a behavioral approach to helping low- and middle-income individuals and families pay down expensive debt. Using principles of behavioral economics, the BoLT Program helps consumers devise a repayment schedule and incorporates the use of peer support and reminders so that consumers both successfully pay down their...

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Developing An Asset-Building Agenda: Lessons From the Field

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies collaborated with the Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University to host a discussion with asset-building coalition leaders from Illinois and Mississippi about the models they have used to develop their state policy agendas. Click here to view the full webinar or here for the webinar slides.

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