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Credit repair/counseling

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Fact File: The Importance of Credit Reports & Credit Scores CFED
In many ways, a credit report is the gateway to financial opportunity, determining who has the chance to build wealth and security and who does not. A poor credit score or a lack of documented credit history can create a vicious cycle,…
 
Webinar: How the Game of Credit Perpetuates the Racial Wealth Gap 2 Assets & Opportunity Network
Credit building is a crucial part of wealth-building in today's financial reality. Reaching and maintaining financial stability is increasingly dependent on your credit score. IABG, in collaboration with the Social IMPACT Research Center, has…
 
Integrating Financial Capability Learning Series Call #2: Envisioning Your Clients' Financial Capability CFED
Facilitators walk through the tools in Section 1 of the Planning Guide, which will help you identify whom you are serving (i.e., the demographic and financial characteristics of your target program clients), why financial capability matters…
 
Peer Spotlight Webinar: Debt Consolidation Loans Assets & Opportunity Network
Two Network Leaders (David Rothstein, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland and Rachel Stein, Innovative Changes of Portland) share their experiences with local loan models and then open up for Q&A.
 
Asset Building Strategy: Lending Circles Assets & Opportunity Network
As part of the JP Morgan Chase Technical Assistance Fund, Network staff in partnership with the Minnesota Asset Building Coalition, a Network Lead Organization, produced seven asset-building strategy documents. You can download the documents…
 
Asset Building Strategy: Overcoming Credit Card Debt Assets & Opportunity Network
As part of the JP Morgan Chase Technical Assistance Fund, Network staff in partnership with the Minnesota Asset Building Coalition, a Network Lead Organization, produced seven asset-building strategy documents. You can download the documents…
 
Network Ally Spotlight: Credit Building 101 Assets & Opportunity Network
If you are a service provider who wants to help consumers build, repair or access credit but need the basics, you’ll want to register for this introductory webinar. During the webinar, you will get an overview of credit and credit programs…
 
The Use (and Overuse) of Credit History National Immigrant Law Center; CFED
Credit history is a key determinant of who can get ahead financially and who cannot. While originally intended to be used by lenders to assess whether or not to approve a consumer for new credit, credit history is now also used for many…
 
Alternative Data Helps Families Build Credit and Wealth CFED
Access to credit is a cornerstone of financial security and an important asset-building tool. Being able to borrow money under reasonable terms supports long-term household savings and facilitates purchases that contribute to wealth building.…
 
Federal Policy Brief: Alternative Data Helps Families Build Credit and Wealth CFED

Access to credit is a cornerstone of financial security and an important asset-building tool. Being able to borrow money under reasonable terms supports long-term household savings and facilitates purchases that contribute to wealth…
 

The Power of Credit Building: Credit Building Strategies for Funders Credit Builders Alliance
Credit Builders Alliance and Asset Funders Network released a report, The Power of Credit Building: Credit Building Strategies for Funders, which provides funders with information on how credit building works and why it is important.
 
Webinar: How the Game of Credit Perpetuates the Racial Wealth Gap Illinois Asset Building Group
Credit building is a crucial part of wealth-building in today’s financial reality. Reaching and maintaining financial stability is increasingly dependent on your credit score. IABG, in collaboration with the Social IMPACT Research Center, has…
 
Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth Credit Builders Alliance
Of the tens of thousands of youth that age out of foster care each year, most will have no credit report and preliminary research indicates that approximately 5-10% may have a negative one due to errors, identity theft or other instances of…
 
2012 Assets Learning Conference CFED
The 2012 Assets Learning Conference was the largest and most successful convening of the asset-building field yet.

By visiting the 2012 ALC website, you'll find all our conference highlights, including session presentations, YouTube…

 
A Complex Portrait—An Examination of Small-Dollar Credit Consumers Center for Financial Services Innovation
The Center for Financial Services Innovation released A Complex Portrait—An Examination of Small-Dollar Credit Consumers. This research examines the needs and experiences of consumers across multiple small-dollar credit products, including…
 
Credit Building is Asset Building CFED & NeighborWorks America
Over 500 attendees joined us for a discussion on the importance of credit building. Without a solid credit score and credit history, individuals cannot qualify for loans to buy a home or a car, start a business or even rent an apartment.…
 
Household Financial Security Framework CFED

CFED created the Household Financial Security Framework to illustrate – from a household’s perspective – what it really takes to build financial security over time. Individuals must first
 

2010 Assets Learning Conference CFED
From September 22-24, nearly 1,100 people descended on Washington, DC, to help propel the assets movement at its moment and the robust discussions that took place are sure to bring our field to the next level of scale and impact. We couldn’t…
 
2008 Assets Learning Conference CFED
Nearly 1,200 people from the public, private and…
 
Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck: Wealth-Building Strategies for Venture Capital Funds to Use With Portfolio Companies and Their Employees SJF Advisory Services
This report is focused on building financial assets for low-wealth employees. Of equal or greater importance is …
 

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