Why Financial Education Should Get Political

Article originally published in Shelterforce Magazine

Financial curricula for low-income households often focus on personal choices about budgeting and saving—but if they don’t also address systemic problems, exploitation, and discrimination, they aren’t speaking to their audience’s reality. By Rosalyn Epstein

Read the entire article on AC CAN’s blog.  


AC CAN Member, EBALDC, announces the leasing of its newest affordable housing property, Prosperity Place. Located at 11th and Jackson Streets in Oakland’s Lake Merritt/Chinatown neighborhood, Prosperity Place is a 70 unit, multi-family building with unit sizes ranging from 1 – 3 bedrooms.  Online pre-applications will be accepted between Monday, July 25th,  and Friday, July 29th. Read more


Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis – San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, an AC CAN member, will host this forum on Friday, August 12, 2016 9:00am-12:30pm.
The shortage of housing in California is a crisis that is negatively impacting residents at all income levels. Large scale development cannot be the only solution when we need more housing now.
This forum will explore some of the experimental and smaller scale activities that hold the promise of bringing housing to market sooner. Innovations such as vacant property recapture, pre-fab construction, small sites acquisition and accessory dwelling units are solutions that are poised for immediate adoption.There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.


Study Shows Why ‘Pulling Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps’ Is A Complete Fantasy -“ The median household net worth for white families is 15 times that of black households.” Read more


Why do the wealthy get the most housing subsidies? We need to address the tax system to make sure that government’s biggest source of public spending – tax benefits – are equitably distributed.  Read more


Job Opportunities 

International Rescue Committee – Economic Empowerment Specialist 
PolicyLink – Director, All-In Cities
PolicyLink – Senior Associate, Equitable Economy
PolicyLink – Senior Communications Associate
CFED – Project Director, Taxpayer Opportunity Network
CFED – Program Associate, Field Engagement