Local Policy Advocacy
Local Assets & Opportunity Profile
CFED’s Local Assets & Opportunity Profile is a data tool that can help city leaders and local advocates understand and assess the critical problems that perpetuate financial insecurity among their residents. The Profile includes a set of over 50 data indicators across seven categories that document and assess the current conditions of financial security, economic opportunity and financial access. This core set of data indicators is meant to serve local leaders as a diagnostic and communications tool in support of their work to improve and expand the financial stability of local residents.
The Local Assets & Opportunity Profile is the ideal resource to help fuel a productive and focused conversation about the conditions of financial insecurity and inequality in a community. It contains information to help community leaders take action to address those conditions, and to do so by working across traditional silos. Finally, the Profile also provides examples of innovative and effective strategies that cities and counties from across the nation are using to increase the incomes, savings, assets and financial literacy of households.
Initially developed with the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Coalition, CFED partners with local foundations and community organizations to create customized Profiles for each city. If you are interested in creating a Local Assets & Opportunity Profile for your community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.