Washtenaw Financial Stability Coalition


Our journey: In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley we convene the Financial Stability Coalition to facilitate collaboration, shared learning, resources and networking between agencies and businesses that all operate in the financial stability arena.

Our purpose: To advance the economic well being individuals and families with low to moderate incomes in Washtenaw County.

Our three main advocacy focus areas are:

1) Employment support


2) Support for vulnerable populations


3) Promoting savings and asset building

Our approach: We convene monthly to share information, feature educational topics and speakers, and work toward common goals to best serve our community. Utilizing research driven decision-making we participate in team based critical thinking action steps to reach our goals.
Our values:
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Empowerment
  • Confidentiality

  • Realistic
  • Accountability
  • Community-centered
  • Open-mindedness

Partner List

The Coaltion is comprised of more than 25 nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental entities serving people in our community. See the list of partners and their services here.
Learn more about our member benefits here! Learn more about our journey by checking out our past work at our Meeting Archive page.

Join us at our upcoming 2021 Coalition Events:

All meetings take place from 9am-10:00am over Zoom.


Date: Friday, March 12th


Date: Friday, June 18th


Date: Friday, September 10th


Date: Thursday, December 2nd


Interested in getting involved?

Do you have questions, comments, or interest in hosting a coalition meeting? Email Bridget Herrmann @ bherrmann@uwwashtenaw.org.

Resources/ Data

Visit the Financial Stability Data Page for a variety of research and resources.

Action on Payday Lending

Payday lenders have targeted vulnerable Michigan communities, disproportionately locating their stores in communities of color, rural areas, and low-income neighborhoods, according to a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Through a business model designed to trap people facing economic hardship in long-term cycles of debt, payday lenders raked in $94 million in 2016 and more than $500 million in five years. Two thirds of Michigan payday loan stores have headquarters outside of the state.