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.| More >
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...| More >
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...| More >
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies collaborated with the Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University to host a discussion of how to develop and use indicators to measure economic mobility in Texas and in Mississippi on June 21, 2012. Click here to view the full webinar or here for the webinar slides.| More >
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...| More >
PolicyLink and a panel of experts discussed promising new developments in children’s savings accounts. This webinar explored ways that accounts not only contribute to saving for college, but also improve educational outcomes, and the odds that low-income students and students of color enroll in college. This is the archive of that conversation.| More >
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...| More >
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...| More >
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...| More >
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,...| More >
This April 2012 media briefing, by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, provides information on the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees.| More >
This webinar will describe how Assets For Independence grantees have built strong networks, share lessons on the power of joining forces, and offer ideas for IDA providers interested in joining an existing network or starting a new one.| More >
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.| More >
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...| More >
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.| More >
Saving Homes, Building Better Futures in Communities of Color: A Strategic Conversation for Philanthropy
This webinar, "Saving Homes, Building Better Futures in Communities of Color," explores the impact of cuts in federal housing counseling funds on communities of color, and it explores emerging strategies to ensure the cuts do not widen the country's growing racial wealth gap.| More >