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Financial Literacy & Capability

An important focus of the LEAD Center’s mission is to increase the financial literacy and financial capability of people with disabilities. Participation in the workforce, which produces increased income, is a vital first step for working-age adults with disabilities to build economic self-sufficiency. Employment also serves as an important gateway for individuals to further explore tools and strategies to improve their economic stability and security. The LEAD Center works to foster pathways to economic advancement for people with disabilities to improve their present and long-term financial well-being, while supporting the workforce development, Home and Community Based Services, and other systems that share this mission.

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual | Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching sta

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual | World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual | CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief | Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief | National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Financial Education

March 27, 2013

Explore why financial education is important and how it can benefit customers served at American Job Center. Learn about curriculum options and resources as well as strategies for local implementation.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Implementing Free Tax Prep Services

February 27, 2013

Learn about three free tax preparation models for American Job Center professionals to implement to further advance economic stability for their customers. Presenters included the IRS as well as local AJCs implementing free tax prep at their local...

ABLE Accounts Give People with Disabilities the Power to Save

September 27, 2017

This summer, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) launched a month-long public awareness campaign called “#ABLEtoSave.” The national grassroots camp

LEAD Focuses on the Connection between the ABLE Act and Employment

June 29, 2017

This past quarter, the LEAD Center conducted substantial work to educate disability-related stakeholders about how having an ABLE account can assist a person with obtaining and maintaining competitive integ

LEAD PARTNER: ABLE National Resource Center

June 29, 2017

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support, and resources of some of the country's most influential national disability organizations to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE a

Financial Integration Team – A Community of Practice of Economic Advancement Change Agents

September 30, 2016

Communities of Practice (CoPs) align individuals with a shared interest to share common practices, individual experiences, innovative ideas, and experiential knowledge.

ABLE Account Funds Could Help Individuals with Disabilities Achieve Employment Outcomes

June 30, 2016

June 2016 marked the launch of the country’s first ABLE programs.

Making Informed Financial Choices with the Louisville LADDER Disability and Employment Workbook

June 30, 2016

The Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity, Empowerment, and Resources (LADDER) is the new name of the Louisville Workforce Development and Financ

The CMS HCBS Final Rule and First Steps toward Supporting “Control of Personal Resources”

December 15, 2015

Many individuals with disabilities have never managed their own money, created a budget, opened a savings or checking account, applied for an assistive technology loan or understand how to build assets.

Louisville’s Financial Empowerment Integration Fall Convening

September 30, 2015

On September 18, LEAD Staff returned to Louisville, Ky.

Kansas Workforce System Creates Partnership to Promote Employment

March 31, 2015

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

The Latest on the ABLE Act and ABLE Accounts

March 31, 2015

Although the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has been law for more than three months, there remains a significant amount of work to be done before individuals with disabilities and their families can begin to benefit.

Video Released of Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities Event

May 3, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National F

LEAD Center Hosts National Dialogue on Financial Literacy Education for People with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the LEAD Center today launched a two-week national dialogue called Money Matters.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Categories - LG Tablet

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual | Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching sta

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual | World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual | CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief | Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website | CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief | National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief | Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Financial Education

March 27, 2013

Explore why financial education is important and how it can benefit customers served at American Job Center. Learn about curriculum options and resources as well as strategies for local implementation.

Promoting Economic Advancement – Implementing Free Tax Prep Services

February 27, 2013

Learn about three free tax preparation models for American Job Center professionals to implement to further advance economic stability for their customers. Presenters included the IRS as well as local AJCs implementing free tax prep at their local...

ABLE Accounts Give People with Disabilities the Power to Save

September 27, 2017

This summer, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) launched a month-long public awareness campaign called “#ABLEtoSave.” The national grassroots camp

LEAD Focuses on the Connection between the ABLE Act and Employment

June 29, 2017

This past quarter, the LEAD Center conducted substantial work to educate disability-related stakeholders about how having an ABLE account can assist a person with obtaining and maintaining competitive integ

LEAD PARTNER: ABLE National Resource Center

June 29, 2017

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support, and resources of some of the country's most influential national disability organizations to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE a

Financial Integration Team – A Community of Practice of Economic Advancement Change Agents

September 30, 2016

Communities of Practice (CoPs) align individuals with a shared interest to share common practices, individual experiences, innovative ideas, and experiential knowledge.

ABLE Account Funds Could Help Individuals with Disabilities Achieve Employment Outcomes

June 30, 2016

June 2016 marked the launch of the country’s first ABLE programs.

Making Informed Financial Choices with the Louisville LADDER Disability and Employment Workbook

June 30, 2016

The Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity, Empowerment, and Resources (LADDER) is the new name of the Louisville Workforce Development and Financ

The CMS HCBS Final Rule and First Steps toward Supporting “Control of Personal Resources”

December 15, 2015

Many individuals with disabilities have never managed their own money, created a budget, opened a savings or checking account, applied for an assistive technology loan or understand how to build assets.

Louisville’s Financial Empowerment Integration Fall Convening

September 30, 2015

On September 18, LEAD Staff returned to Louisville, Ky.

Kansas Workforce System Creates Partnership to Promote Employment

March 31, 2015

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

The Latest on the ABLE Act and ABLE Accounts

March 31, 2015

Although the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has been law for more than three months, there remains a significant amount of work to be done before individuals with disabilities and their families can begin to benefit.

Video Released of Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities Event

May 3, 2018

On April 18, National Disability Institute (NDI), the LEAD Center and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) partnered for the webinar/in-person event, Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities, to commemorate National F

LEAD Center Hosts National Dialogue on Financial Literacy Education for People with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the LEAD Center today launched a two-week national dialogue called Money Matters.

LEAD Participates in Louisville Financial Empowerment Summit

November 4, 2014

On October 30th, LEAD staff returned to Louisville, Ky. to participate in the city's 2nd Annual Financial Empowerment Summit.

ODEP and CFPB Issue Memorandum Promoting Financial Capability of Workers with Disabilities

August 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a joint memorandum calling on state and local governments, community development organizations, employers and...

LEAD Center Hosts Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

May 22, 2014

In collaboration with Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank on Louisville, the LEAD Center hosted an Economic Advancement Assembly in Louisville, Ky. on May 13.

Louisville Metro Government Joins With National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

May 12, 2014

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Joins LEAD Center to Facilitate Strategic Planning at CFE Forum

March 26, 2013

ODEP and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center joined Cities for Financial Empowerment for a brainstorming session to begin designing a national integration strategy to build the financial capability of individuals and families through touch...

President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Releases Final Report

March 12, 2013

This new report delivered through the U.S. Department of the Treasury highlights many recommendations to help improve the financial lives of individuals and families across America.

Census Bureau Report Shows 30 Percent of Adults Receiving Government Assistance have a Disability

February 26, 2013

This U.S. Census Bureau report – Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011 – reveals that 30.4 percent of the more than 46 million adults who received income-based government assistance in...

Missed Opportunities for Financial Wellness Support

April 30, 2015

As someone who has spent over 35 years working and partnering with people with disabilities who are pursuing equal opportunities so that they can live the lives they choose, I can say confidently that the disability field is doing a disservice to...

In the Know: Access to Assets

April 23, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

Creating Economic Possibilities for All Louisvillians

April 16, 2015

To kick off April’s National Financial Literacy Month, Louisville Metro Community Services and Bank On Louisville presented our second annual Financial Fitness Day on March 31, open to the entire community. All in attendance were invited to meet one...

In the Know: CFED

April 9, 2015

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Financial Wellness Among Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

March 13, 2015

A groundbreaking survey conducted by National Disability Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) revealed three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have difficulty covering their monthly expenses and...

In the Know: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

January 29, 2015

This first-of-its-kind report offers a snapshot of the economic plight faced by many in the disability community.

In the Know: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

September 26, 2014

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

In the Know: Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

August 29, 2014

What will it take to achieve a state of full financial inclusion for all people, including individuals with disabilities? In 2011, the Center for Financial Inclusion asked this very question, to which 300 practioners around the globe responded.

In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study

May 8, 2014

The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S...

In the Know: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

Categories - SM Tablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Categories - Phablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.

Categories - Phone

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Social Security Red Book

January 2017 | Tool/Manual
Social Security Administration

A summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families - Findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching...

EQUITY the Book

October 2015 | Tool/Manual
World Institute on Disability

Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment covers all topics that are important for people with disabilities in their quest for strong finances and asset building.

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

April 2015 | Tool/Manual
CFED

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is aimed at community-based organizations which serve low- and moderate-income clients.

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

January 2015 | Report/Brief
Center for American Progress

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Website
CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities

July 2014 | Report/Brief
National Disability Institute

This July 2014 report, issued by the National Disability Institute, shines light on the financial health, capability and situation of adults living with disabilities.

LEAD Center Presentation: Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly

LEAD Center | May 2014 | Presentation

This presentation was used by Michael Morris on May 13th during the Louisville Economic Advancement Assembly, a city-wide event to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity.

Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

November 2013 | Report/Brief

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, November 2013. This report brings to light expert observations and conclusions from a Nov. 2012 CFPB convention that may be of a benefit to economically-vulnerable populations and strategies to ensure better...

Enabling Financial Capability Along the Road to Financial Inclusion

September 2013 | Report/Brief
Center for Financial Inclusion and Accion

The Roadmap to Financial Inclusion outlines the milestones along the road to achieving full financial inclusion.