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Consumer Protections

This Month in DC: Payday Loan Rule Survives, but Dodd-Frank Does Not

May 30, 2018

May was a big month for consumer protection laws in DC. We won a significant victory in the fight against predatory lending, but we also saw Congress roll back key provisions...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Partner Spotlight: New CSA Program at Center for Changing Lives

May 8, 2018

This is a guest blog post by Kayla Villalobos with IABG partner, Center for Changing Lives. Center for Changing Lives (CCL) believes that all people should have the economic...

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Asset Poverty

2018 Update on Poverty in Illinois

April 26, 2018

Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center recently provided an update on poverty in Illinois, and found that women, people of color, and children are the most...

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Retirement Security

Spanish, Polish, and Arabic Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Retirement Security

Chinese and Tagalog Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Retirement Security

English Secure Choice Fact Sheet for Illinois Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Consumer Protections

Fact Sheet: Protect Savings for People with Disabilities

The ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) program eases the financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by allowing them to open tax-free savings accounts...

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Asset Poverty

Richest 20% of Households Make 5 Times More Than the Poorest 20% in Illinois

March 22, 2018

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern & Jody Blaylock, Senior Policy Associate New data from Prosperity Now shows that Illinois is desperately in need of bold...

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Retirement Security

Equitable Access to Secure Choice

Illinois is among the first states in the nation to pass retirement savings legislation in the form of Secure Choice. With the implementation of Secure Choice, workers in...

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