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  • Upside Down: The $400 Billion Federal Asset-Building Budget | Asset Funders Network
    Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Upside Down The 400 Billion Federal Asset Building Budget Woo Beadsie Rademacher Ida Meier Jillien Corporation for Enterprise Development The Annie E Casey Foundation 2010 More than half of the 400 billion in benefits go to the top

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  • Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects on Families and Children | Asset Funders Network
    the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Various Supports for Low Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long Term Positive Effects on Families and Children July 30 2013 The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report that argues against advocates of limited government who assert that public efforts to reduce poverty and hardship have failed On the contrary the report explains government supports have lifted millions of Americans out of poverty helped supplement low wages among workers and enabled access to health care for those who otherwise could not afford it For example Various Supports for Low Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long Term Positive Effects on Families and Children finds Social Security had the largest effect on poverty in 2011 kept 26 million people out of poverty while the Earned Income Tax Credit lifted more children 3 1 million out of poverty than any other program The report also notes that safety net programs not only help families in immediate

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  • Washington Monthly “The Future of Success” Themed Editions | Asset Funders Network
    Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Washington Monthly The Future of Success Themed Editions Article highlights Mark Schmitt details the history of the asset building movement and argues that the field has shown enough promise through pilot projects that it is time to build national policies to implement these ideas Phillip Longman argues wealth inequality can be limited by creating American Stakeholder Accounts for children at birth extending the power of investing to a new generation of savers John Gravois makes the case that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a necessary tool to develop and protect a robust financial future for ordinary Americans Dana Goldstein shows how a small amount of personal savings can make a world of difference for children who are more likely to attend college and succeed in life if they hold some savings Anya Schoolman calls for allowing homeowners to earn extra income by installing solar panels on their homes and selling green electricity back to the power companies Barry Lynn and Lina Khan describe the declining rates of entrepreneurship

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  • Weathering the Recession: The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods | Asset Funders Network
    Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Weathering the Recession The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low Income Neighborhoods Leah Hendey Signe Mary McKernan and Beadsie Woo The Annie E Casey Foundation and the Urban Institute 2012 Assets help families meet short term needs and attain long term goals assisting them in weathering financial crises job loss or unexpected bills and realizing goals such as owning a home financing retirement or investing in higher education or a small business The recent financial crisis has shown both the importance of asset building and that it is by no means a risk free proposition This report sheds more light on how families have fared during the Great Recession looking more closely at those living in low income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis due to targeted subprime lending less access to traditional credit sources and higher unemployment rates It uses the variation in household and neighborhood characteristics within and across several low income

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  • Why is a Credit History so Important? | Asset Funders Network
    Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Why is a Credit History so Important DURHAM NC In an effort to carry the message of the promise of alternative data to a broader audience PERC has generated a short video The piece describes how including both

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  • Will San Francisco’s Kindergartener Bank Accounts Catch On? | Asset Funders Network
    for Economic Mobility Network AFN Members AFN Regional Chapters Bay Area Metropolitan Chicago North Texas Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Educate What is Asset Building AFN Grantmaker Briefs AFN Webinars Financial Coaching Women s Wealth Gap AFN Newsletter Archive Resource Library Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Will San Francisco s Kindergartener

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  • Bay Area AFN Policy Forum: Realizing Retirement Security for California Workers: A Conversation with State Treasurer John Chiang | Asset Funders Network
    Treasurer John Chiang Bay Area AFN Policy Forum Realizing Retirement Security for California Workers A Conversation with State Treasurer John Chiang Jun 23 2015 All workers should have the tools they need to retire with dignity Unfortunately this is not a reality for many Californians 6 3 million private sector workers in California have no access to a retirement plan through their employer Nearly half of all CA workers are on track to retire with an annual incomes less than 20 000 More than 1 in 3 retirees rely on Social Security for at least 90 of their income making them unable to meet their basic needs Low income workers particularly those in the service industry and those working part time are even less likely to have access to this important savings tool Without a solution to our looming retirement crisis these Californians will be retiring into poverty where they will have to choose between basic needs like paying for their prescription drugs or keeping the lights on Fortunately there is a solution at hand The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program established in 2012 is a simple safe low cost solution that will help private sector workers save for retirement Secure Choice will give all workers in California access to an employer based portable individual retirement savings account into which they contribute savings through automatic deductions from their paychecks Please join us to hear from State Treasurer John Chiang learn more about the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and share your recommendations to ensure the program design maximizes employer and employee participation SPEAKERS California Treasurer John Chiang Office of the Treasurer Marisabel Torres Senior Policy Analyst National Council of La Raza Anne Price Managing Program Director and Chief Asset Building Officer Insight Center for Community Economic Development EVENT

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  • Bay Area AFN Policy Forum | Asset Funders Network
    Federal Level As policymakers grapple with how to ensure economic security for the 11 million Californians living in asset poverty a promising policy agenda should include a state level Earned Income Tax Credit EITC A state EITC would reduce the regressive tax burden on California s working poor put more money in their pockets and make saving for the future possible This forum will spotlight current legislation in Sacramento that would enact a refundable EITC giving millions of Californians a much needed economic boost Specifically we will discuss California bills AB 43 SB 38 and SB 152 and provide an overview of the federal EITC and how federal tax expenditures originally designed to help all Americans build financial security favor the wealthy and mistakenly shut out those with less Speakers Chris Hoene Executive Director California Budget Policy Center Pete Manzo President CEO United Ways of California Heather McCulloch Director Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Event Resources From United Ways of California State Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign From VITA MyFreeTaxes Impact to Advocacy Success 2015 California State EITC Proposals Blog posts on the Governor s Proposal Proposed State EITC Would Significantly Boost the Incomes of California s Lowest Earning Workers

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-asset-funders-network-funders-forum (2016-05-01)
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