Assets for Independence
Assets for Independence (AFI) is a community-based program administered at the federal level by the Office of Community Services (OCS). Using existing individual and community assets, AFI supports innovative projects that give low-income families a hand up out of poverty. AFI programs feature Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), financial education, and related services that help low-income people improve their economic status and become economically self-sufficient.
Assets for Independence Resource Center
- "Like" the Resource Center page on Facebook and join their conversation about asset building! The Resource Center posts information on a number of financial topics relevant to asset building organizations. In addition to reports and articles, they also feature AFI and non-AFI sponsored webinars and training opportunities, and highlights of IDAresources.org. We welcome organizations to share their latest posts on our wall too.
- Individuals and families can enroll in Individual Development Account projects at locations throughout the nation. Find a location using the Resource Center interactive map.
- Region VI Assets for Families
- Working with VITA Sites: Guide for Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes
- Tax Credits for Working Families
- ABC's of Credit Card Finance
- Fact Sheets
- View event proceedings from the Building ASSETs for Families Leadership Roundtable: Focusing on Match Resources, March 12 - 13, 2012, in Dallas, TX
- Empowering Social and Economic Opportunity: A Regional Training Conference
Elma Goodwin, Assets for Independence Lead