Poverty here? Yes.
As part of our commitment to addressing key community issues, United Way of Washtenaw County is developing strategies to positively impact the financial stability of our citizens. The goal is to help move people towards greater economic self-sufficiency and away from the safety-net services that are used during crisis situations. ￼
How We're Doing It
- Mobile Financial Resource Team Providing one-on-one financial coaching and workshops to individuals at no charge.
- Expanded Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Free tax assistance provided by volunteers and professionals to low-income individuals and families.
- Dedicated Financial Stability Funding Stream Establishing a dedicated funding stream to support existing and emerging agency programs focused on financial education and self–sufficiency initiatives. Click here to see our 2016-17 Financial Stability Fund Investments.
- Advocacy and Public Policy Platform Focusing on Financial Stability Increase the financial stability of low-income individuals and families through increased advocacy efforts, public a-areness campaign and community conversations.
What Does the Data Say?
Nearly 40% of our neighbors are struggling. Visit our Data Portal to find a variety of resources illustrating the depth and breadth of this issue in Washtenaw County and the theory and practice behind our work.