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Planning for a financial emergency on any income
Green circle with text: NeighborWorks organizations provided financial and housing counseling to 115,000 customers in FY16.

According to a NeighborWorks survey nearly a third of adult Americans (28 percent) have no emergency savings. Ninety-one percent of those with incomes of $100,000 or more reported holding emergency savings, compared to just 30 percent of who earn less than $20,000.

National Financial Capability Month is just around the corner in April. In this issue, we highlight ways our network members are helping consumers learn more about the importance of savings and good financial management.

Partnership tackles America’s savings crisis
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Emergency savings can determine whether a household slides into disaster following a layoff or other financial crisis. Yet too many people have no such protection.

Our new partnership with EARN is designed to help asset-poor families develop an emergency cushion. EARN CEO Leigh Phillips explains our joint efforts in a new blog.
Texas woman achieves financial stability and much more through employment program
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Homelessness, health problems and substance abuse prevented Sharon Ford from securing full-time work and a stable income.

Our network member Foundation Community’s workforce development program helped her find a job and a new purpose in life. Now that she’s gainfully employed, she’s giving back to her Austin community.
New program helps Virginia families learn about finances and banking
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What started out as an eviction-prevention initiative evolved into a financial capability program for residents at nine affordable housing communities in Virginia.

Network member Community Housing Partners discovered that when residents were learning about how to prevent evictions there was a gap when it came to money management.
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