The mission of the Asset Building Program is to significantly broaden access to economic resources through increased savings and asset ownership, thereby providing families with enhanced economic security, a direct stake in the commonwealth, and the means to pursue their aspirations.

Leveraging Public Assistance to promote Financial Inclusion

Asset Building

Washington, D.C. — In a report out today, the Asset Building Program at New America argues that Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—the national welfare program designed to help move low-income families to employment and reduce dependency on the safety net—has features that keep families in the financial ...

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article | January 08, 2016 | Asset Building
Key Findings from the YouthSave Project in Brief

Key Findings from the YouthSave Project in Brief

Key Findings from the YouthSave Project in Brief consists of nine briefs that distill and highlight operational and research findings of critical interest across participating countries and for various stakeholders, including policy makers, financial institutions, youth practitioners, and donors. For readers who want to learn more, each brief contains links ...

press release | December 10, 2015 | Asset Building

New Financial Security Credit Legislation Could Help More Americans Save

The Asset Building Program at New America applauds the “Financial Security Credit Act of 2015,” introduced today in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY). The proposed legislation would incentivize savings by low- and moderate-income earners at tax time and promote greater financial security. The bill is based on a 2008 policy proposal developed and championed by the Asset Building Program.

policy paper | December 07, 2015 | Asset Building
Leveraging Public Assistance to promote Financial Inclusion

Leveraging Public Assistance to promote Financial Inclusion

A New Approach for TANF

Aleta Sprague

Washington, D.C. — In a report out today, the Asset Building Program at New America argues that Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—the national welfare program designed to help move low-income families to employment and reduce dependency on the safety net—has features that keep families in the financial ...