Increasing Financial Well-Being through Integration: Gaining and Sustaining Housing Stability

Alicia Atkinson and Jeremie Greer

In this new brief from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, authors Alicia Atkinson and Jeremie Greer discuss opportunities to integrate social services, financial education, and housing counseling to help families gain stable housing. They describe exemplary programs that help families in subsidized housing build assets and overcome challenges like subprime credit scores, foreclosure, limited access to affordable loans, and meager savings. The paper offers a series of recommendations for how Congress and federal agencies can expand services to help families become more resilient.

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