Goal: To increase the percentage of low-income individuals and families who are financially stable.
Strategy: Connect low-income individuals and families with affordable, effective education and job training, such as English as a second language (ESL) classes, GEDs, and necessary supports to complete course work, including child care subsidies.
Strategy: Increase the quantity of quality, affordable housing while ensuring that individuals and families at risk have access to services to prevent homelessness and maintain housing.
Strategy: Ensure that individuals and families connect with income supports, such as tax credits, for which they are eligible, and are working with agencies to streamline enrollment processes. Emergency financial support services, such as rental assistance and fuel assistance, are also included.
Financial Management Skills
Strategy: Connect low income individuals and families to targeted financial management education on budgeting, purchasing and available credits.
2012 Financial Stability Grants
American Red Cross, Northeast Division—Disaster Assistance
Beverly Bootstraps Community Services—Outreach Services; Earned Income Tax Credit
Catholic Charities North—Basic Needs
Harborlight Community Partners– Affordable Housing Development/Preservation
North Shore Community Development Coalition—Affordable Housing and Housing Stability
Salvation Army, Beverly—Emergency Assistance
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Beverly—Emergency & Family Assistance
Wellspring House—Adult Education
North Shore United Way