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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
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Individual Development Accounts

This overview provides information about all the IDA basics, including how these accounts work, where the match comes from, how to find and apply for an IDA, and eligibility criteria and program requirements.
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EITC Central

The IRS maintains this site as a comprehensive online resource for EITC information, including a "What's Hot" page to provide timely updates on the EITC program, including legal and administrative changes.
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Compilation Of The Social Security Laws

This webpage provides the actual statutory language that describes uses of grants under the Social Security Act, for IDAs under the TANF program.
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Providing Financial Education Services to Domestic Violence Survivors

This brief paper discusses the importance of financial education programs, and specific considerations when working with domestic violence survivors.
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Fact Sheet on Individual Development Accounts

This document, in Q&A format, explains the basics of IDAs and is written for consumers. Eligibility, selecting a program, and general differences between programs are covered.
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Women of Color VOICES: Volume 1, Issue 1

Highlights include: 'On the Road:' Learning From the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Featuring Women of Color-led Initiatives: A Site Visit with Spirits of Hope Coalition Poems: My Innocence & Counting Survivor Advocacy in the Digital Age Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: Addressing Survivors' Concerns for Their Pets
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Tax Credits For Working Families

The Tax Credit for Working Families site is a resource for research and information about the EITC, CTC, CDCTC, and the Property Tax Circuit Breaker.
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Domestic Violence Survivors

This webpage identifies a number of consumer issues faced by survivors of domestic violence, including: budgeting, prioritizing debt, credit reports, repairing damaged credit, utility rights, managing debt, assistance with payments, student loans, bankruptcy, and foreclosure.
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Predatory Lending: The New Face of Economic Injustice

Author(s): Nikitra S. Bailey
The document describes the discriminatory practices of predatory lending and their impact on African Americans and Latinos in particular. Analysis is offered as to the effects of predatory lending on the already disproportionate wealth gap between African Americans and whites and Latinos and whites. Mortgage lending, auto lending, and payday lending are all concisely reviewed. Advocates may find this document helpful as a primer and tool for prioritizing and acting on issues that affect affordable housing.
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Establishing Individual Development Accounts for Domestic Violence Survivors

This brief fact sheet describes IDA programs, eligibility requirements, and how AFI grantees can work with domestic violence programs to offer IDAs to survivors.
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Do Welfare and IDA Program Policies Affect Asset Holdings?

Author(s): Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, Yunju Nam
Minimal research has examined the affect of public assistance rules on saving and asset accumulation among low-income families.