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Financial Stability 

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Economic skills, financial literacy, the ability to grow assets—all of these are important to the well-being of individuals and their families. They help people avoid unmanageable debt, create plans to reduce existing debt and learn how to use credit responsibly.

 

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tactics for giving to improve financial stability
  • Support nonprofit organizations offering financial counseling and debt reduction programs to youth and low-income adults
  • Support organizations offering matched savings accounts for low-income families
  • Support organizations that help low-income individuals move toward first-time home ownership
  • Fund public education campaigns that raise awareness of predatory lending, credit unions and financial options
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
64% of King County jobs don't pay enough for a family of four with one wage earner.
Success Story
Promoting Self-sufficiency to Make a Permanent, Positive Change
Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. With a wide range of services focused on promoting self-sufficiency, Hopelink can help with rent, emergency financial assistance, access to benefits, tax preparation and more. These services are aimed at helping individuals regain financial stability and make a permanent, positive change in their lives.
Stay Informed:

The Economic Contribution of Seattle Community Colleges
A recent economic impact study shows that the Seattle Community Colleges play a major role in the region's economy, creating a total impact in King County of $1.1 billion a year.
Bank on Seattle-King County
Bank on Seattle-King County provides people with alternatives to paying more than they need to for financial services, in order to help them on a pathway to economic stability and success.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.
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