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The 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty is Now Interactive

January 10, 2012

Social IMPACT Research Center The Social IMPACT Research Center has launched a new interactive poverty data portal to complement the recently released 2011 Report on Illinois...

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Asset Poverty

The 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty Is Now Interactive

The Social IMPACT Research Center has launched a new interactive poverty data portal to complement the recently released 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty. This interactive...

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Consumer Protections

A Request from the New Director Of the CFPB

January 5, 2012

Yesterday, President Obama made a recess appointment placing Richard Cordray as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, established under the...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Account Task Force Recommendations

December 7, 2011

The Illinois Children’s Savings Account Task Force was a diverse group of individuals from the government, nonprofit, and the financial services industry, that recommended...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts: A Review of Research on the Investment in the Future of Illinois’ Children & Families

Children’s savings accounts are innovative financial products opened at birth that support children and families in savings for their child’s future goals of education,...

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Asset Poverty

A Look at the New Supplemental Poverty Measure

November 15, 2011

  On November 7, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released the Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), developed based on recommendations from the National Academy of...

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Racial Equity

A Look at the New Supplemental Poverty Measure

November 15, 2011 Jenny Clary Social Impact Research Center On November 7, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released the Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), developed...

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New Utility Assistance Program Rolls Out

November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011 Lucy Mullany For decades, advocates and community based organizations urged adoption of a percentage of income payment plan (PIPP) as the solution to the...

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Access to Banking

National Partners Announce New Bank on Website

November 3, 2011

CFED, the U.S. Department of the Treasury,  the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, the National League of Cities and the New America Foundation,  launched a...

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