Illinois Asset Building Group

The Illinois Asset Building Group, first convened by the Woods Fund of Chicago in 2003, has proposed an extensive policy agenda that includes expanding access to financial education and financial services, removing asset barriers in public benefit programs, supporting children's savings accounts, promoting affordable housing and homeownership, and combating predatory lending.  Aiming to close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices, the Chicago-based group focuses on policy development, coalition building, stakeholder engagement, educating policymakers, and advocacy.

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