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July 1, 2015

Asset Development

The Asset Development Task Force supports policies that foster independence from welfare and charity in depressed communities by encouraging economic activities such as home ownership, matched savings programs, investment in education and microenterprise.

Goals for 2013

  1. Monitor legislation pertaining to tax credit changes that could impact the Family Development Account (FDA) Tax Credits legislation; and, if changes are proposed, organize advocacy efforts that make it easier for community organizations to participate in the FDA tax credit program without eliminating individual savings accounts for low-income Missourians as an allowable activity under the legislation.
  2. Educate legislators and the public about the impact and importance of asset development programs in Missouri.  This goal will include holding an asset development advocacy day at the Capitol and organizing a state-wide effort to implement the national Buy ME (Buy Microenterprise) campaign that seeks to promote consumers to buy locally and support the Microenterprises in their communities.
  3. Position the Asset Development Task Force to serve as a central clearinghouse of Missouri asset development information including a calendar of relevant events, funding opportunities, best practices, potential collaborations, practitioner directory, and impact and outcomes data.

Michael Sherraden, Longtime MASW Activist
Named to "TIME 100" List by Time Magazine

Read Resource Guide: Asset Limits in Public Benefit Programspdf.

The Asset Development Task Force is in need of a new chairperson.  If you are interested chairing, or in participating in, the Asset Development task force please contact MASW Staff .


Updated: 11/15/2011

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