Financial Stability: Resources for Individuals

United Way of Washtenaw County's goal is to help working families and individuals pave a path to financial independence.

What We Do

Our FREE services can help lower your monthly expenses, repair your credit and set you on the path to gaining and sustaining assets.

How We Do It


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

VITA utilizes a team of dedicated and professional volunteers to provide FREE tax preparation. Volunteer tax preparers work one-one-one with individuals and families to navigate tax returns, offer financial tips and seek out all available tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).


Free At Home Tax Filing Support

File your taxes for free in the convenience of your own home using MyFreeTaxes.com. Sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block, MyFreetaxes.com allows individuals or couples filing jointly who make up $62,000 a year to file their taxes on-line for free. If you still have questions call 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435).


Connections to Financial Coaching

The following organizations offer financial coaching services to people in Washtenaw County for free or a reduced fee:

GreenPath

Phone: 1-800-550-1961    

 

Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley

Latania Fair

Phone: (734) 274-3718

Email: lfair@h4h.org

 

The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan

Phone: (734) 973-6779

 

University of Michigan Credit Union

Mark Munzenberger   

Phone: (734) 662-8200 Ext. 2741

Email: mmunzenberger@umcu.org

 

 


Tools for Individuals

Weekly Spending Tracker Tracking spending is an important step in preparing a budget.

Budget Worksheet Tool Setting and following a budget is key to meeting financial goals.


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