Building Family Economic Success: Foreclosure

This fact sheet—with a razor-sharp focus on foreclosures—tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is funding important initiatives to ease the hemorrhaging of the housing crisis at the family and community level. It is part of a 10-part series devoted to sharing ways that the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across America. 

August 1, 2009

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Building Family Economic Success: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

This report serves as a quick primer on the Earned Income Tax Credit — what it is and why it matters to America’s hardworking families. Readers will also learn about a Casey-led campaign that succeeded in boosting the credit’s profile while securing more than $310 million in tax relief for low-income households. This document is one installment in a 10-part series, called Building Family Economic Success, that spotlights how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and Other Savings Tools

This brief spotlights the power — and untapped potential — of Individual Development Accounts, which offer low-income families a unique opportunity to save money and build assets. This fact sheet is one installment in a 10-part series, called Building Family Economic Success, that highlights how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across America.    

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development

Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Homeownership and Predatory Lending

This fact sheet tells how a surge in predatory lending practices is dampening the already elusive dream of homeownership for many low-income families. Readers will learn what the Annie E. Casey Foundation is doing to reverse this trend and help all of America’s families afford — and then afford to keep — their very own homes. It is one installment of a 10-part series that highlights how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.   

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Centers for Working Families

The Centers for Working Families model champions one-stop support shops for families with fragile finances. The goal? Help these households achieve meaningful economic milestones by eliminating access barriers and bundling vital services together in one physical location. This document—which introduces the model and examines its expansion potential—is one installment in a 10-part series that highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s efforts to economically empower families across America.    

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Work Supports

Work supports can play a vital role in helping low-income families bridge the gap between insufficient paychecks and basic expenses. The catch? Households must know about and enroll in these important programs. The reality? Many eligible families are missing out — and suffering undue financial instability as a result. This fact sheet spotlights why work supports are so important and how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is promoting their utilization among America’s neediest families.

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: Financial Services

This two-page fact shares ideas on helping low-income, working families avoid financial pitfalls while building brighter futures (assets and savings included!). It is one installment in a 10-part series that shares how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.          

August 1, 2005

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Building Family Economic Success: The High Cost of Being Poor

Research indicates that low-income families are paying substantially more for basic goods and services relative to their middle-class counterparts. This fact sheet hits the issue’s disturbing highlights and details how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is supporting efforts to drive down prices paid by struggling families.   

August 1, 2005

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