Family Finanicial Insecurity: The Unnatural Disaster

These are excerpts from my remarks during the release event for the Family Assets Count Data Snapshot for Oakland and Alameda County today, in partnership with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Citi Community Development, Alameda County Community Asset Network (ACCAN) and Urban Strategies Council. The planning and development of this profile and report have [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 February 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

September 8 Stakeholder Convening Materials- Earned Income Tax Credits

On September 8th we held our latest stakeholder convening at the California Endowment. Below you will find the biographies for our speakers as well as our meeting notes and the slide decks used on the day. Topic: California’s New Earned Income Tax Credit & Emerging Tax Reforms: Boosting Income for Working Families Meeting notes download here.  [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 October 8th, 2015|Convenings|0 Comments

State EITC Could Give Boost to 800 Thousand Low-income Families Across California

California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is expecting about 825,000 low-income working taxpayers to qualify for an average refundable credit of $460 through the state’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). As of last month, 26 states and the District of Columbia have established their own EITC’s as a supplement to the federal poverty-reduction measure; more [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:30+07:00 October 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Why We Need to Think About Financial Security at Work

First posted by CFED here. Although the U.S. economy continues to improve, finances remain a major source of stress for many Americans. Increasing debt, rampant predatory lending practices and low retirement savings continue to be issues for a majority of households. Pew Research Center found that more than two out of five American consumers are [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:30+07:00 August 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments


Urban Strategies Council is pleased to announce that the Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) and Alameda County Social Services Agency were awarded the Platforms for Prosperity Prize on September 18 at the 2014 CFED Assets Learning Conference in Washington, DC. AC CAN is a collaborative co-founded and staffed by Urban Strategies Council which [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:30+07:00 October 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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