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Car Title Lending

2019 Title Loan Legislative Resources

January 28, 2019

Title loans prey on Illinoisans with crippling interest rates as high as 360%. In 2017, more than 61,000 Illinoisans were stuck in title loans. These loans trap consumers in...

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Access to Banking

Part 2: Increasing Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

December 20, 2018

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance Nationwide, the poverty rate for adults with disabilities is more than twice as high as those without...

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Access to Banking

Part 1: Barriers to Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

November 27, 2018

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance In Illinois 1 in 5 households is not engaged with the financial system. These families are either...

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Access to Banking

Memo: Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Download our memo to the Financial Advisory Council for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities (FACED) that describes the unique barriers faced by people with...

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Retirement Security

Webinar: Secure Choice, a New Retirement Savings Program in Illinois

November 12, 2018

Secure Choice, an automatic-enrollment program for private sector workers in Illinois, is launching this fall! Watch this webinar to learn about this new retirement savings...

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Retirement Security

Secure Choice Pilot Program Launches

August 16, 2018

We are facing a national retirement savings crisis. Increasingly, older adults do not have enough savings to meet their basic needs in retirement, and younger adults do not...

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Retirement Security

Comments on Secure Choice Administrative Rules

August 8, 2018

Secure Choice, a new automatic retirement savings program in Illinois, is rolling out in 2018. As part of this, the Illinois State Treasurer proposed administrative...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now Chicago Scorecard

July 19, 2018

Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at families’ financial health across the United States. It assesses 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Coalition Connection Materials – June 2018

July 17, 2018

IABG held its first biannual Coalition Connection meeting in June 2018. These coalition meetings provide opportunities to network with asset building practitioners and...

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