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Access to Banking

Office Of Financial Inclusion Launches in Chicago

September 10, 2014

Today, Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, launched the new Office of Financial Inclusion (OFI). The launch event took place at Instituto del Progreso Latino and included...

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Credit Building

Webinar: How the Game of Credit Perpetuates the Racial Wealth Gap

February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014   Credit building is a crucial part of wealth-building in today’sĀ financial reality. Reaching and maintaining financial stability is...

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Credit Building

Game of Credit

February 19, 2014

The Game of Credit: A High Stakes Game that Perpetuates the Racial Wealth Gap Credit building is a crucial part of wealth-building in today’sĀ financial reality....

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Access to Banking

Program Profile: North Lawndale Employment Network

November 5, 2013

“Helping our clients build a solid credit history is quite rewarding because this will lead to them having access to safe products that will allow them reach their...

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Asset Building Tools

Program Profile: Justine PETERSEN

September 4, 2013

It’s exciting to see the “light bulb” turn on as they begin to understand credit building as asset building, and how it allows clients to have higher credit...

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Asset Limit Reform

2013 IABG Policy Agenda

January 2, 2013

As Illinois Legislators return to Springfield for the lame duck session, we are looking ahead to the 2013 legislative session. 1 in 4 Illinois households are asset poor and 1...

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Racial Equity

Measuring and Understanding The Racial Wealth Gap

December 21, 2012

The disparities in assets and ownership between communities of color and whites are a systemic problem. African-American, Latinos, and other communities of color have been...

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Credit Building

Credit Building: Building a Road to Financial Security

December 19, 2012

A good credit score allows consumers access to the necessary resources and tools they need to build financially secure futures. Credit is a powerful tool helping individuals...

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Asset Poverty

The 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty Is Now Interactive

January 10, 2012

The Social IMPACT Research Center has launched a new interactive poverty data portal to complement the recently released 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty. This interactive...

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