Covering the years 2010 through 2013, this progress report details DCA's work--both locally and nationally through replication efforts--developing, implementing, testing, and integrating programs and products in four critical areas: Financial counseling and education; Access to banking; Asset building; Consumer protection.
This report, the fifth and final report in the Supervitamin series, describes DCA's efforts to integrate asset building strategies, in particular short-term savings opportunities, in public programs to help households take a crucial step toward their long-term savings goals.
Prepared for the October 2013 NYC Financial Empowerment Conference, the compendium includes papers from over 20 partner organizations detailing the innovative ways they are helping to financially empower New Yorkers.
The Study is one of the first field research initiatives in New York City to look specifically at the financial needs and practices of recent immigrants. The full report is a comprehensive overview of the data, analysis, and key findings.