The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

While the non-affordable homes are being built, I sit in my mother’s home seeking, searching, and striving to become a home owner or even an apartment renter. The district is a thriving city. I wonder why the system and people of the city can’t thrive together. No matter what one's pay is, every working person should be able to be housed safely.

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy training helps prepare individuals to make sound financial decisions when faced with multiple financial responsibilities and very limited income. In addition to training, the Urban Affairs Coalition offers financial support groups (called FAN Clubs) individuals interested in improving their money management habits, getting their finances under control, and meeting their financial goals.

Current Issue

Although financial education is a proven way of helping families stretch limited resources, it is not routinely offered to families navigating the welfare system.  Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare could offer financial literacy training to TANF recipients and help connect them to banking and other saving opportunities.

 

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