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Ohio CASH eNews

May 03, 2012

Ohio CASH eNews

May 03, 2012

May webinar recording available online
Robin McKinney, director of Maryland CASH, facilitated the webinar Understanding the Asset-building Continuum earlier this month. The training was designed to help direct-service organizations identify which financial resources are best suited for their clients. The goal of the webinar was to ensure that organizations provide the most appropriate resources to meet clients’ differing needs and help them on the road to financial stability.

Missed the webinar?  Watch the recording here

Affordable housing challenges in Ohio’s Appalachian areas
The Ohio CDC Association recently released a report focusing on the affordable housing challenges in the state’s Appalachian counties. With high unemployment and poverty, Ohio’s Appalachian areas have an increasing demand for affordable housing options. The report provides an analysis of the current housing stock and population trends, and makes recommendations for future affordable housing opportunities.

Read the full report at the bottom of page here  

Behavioral economics and IDAs
CFED recently sponsored a webinar that discussed how behavioral economics-based strategies can support asset building programs, including individual development accounts (IDAs). Small program changes can help clients achieve their savings goals. The article also provides links to resource guides that organizations can use to in their asset building programs. Read the article here

In the news
A recent New York Times article talks about the benefits and challenges facing recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Read the full article

This recent Toledo Blade editorial found a lot to like about Policy Matters Ohio’s proposal to establish a state Earned Income Tax Credit. Read more at 

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