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Students Administer a Matched Savings Program for the Homeless

November 15, 2011

Alex Biggers is a Savings Program Coordinator at the Community Empowerment Fund in Chapel Hill, NC. In Chapel Hill, students and community members have helped form a unique partnership between two groups that rarely interact: homeless individuals and banks. Based around the model of microfinance, th … Continued

Building savings among rural low-income families

March 17, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate in the Community & Economic Development Program. Over the past three decades, there has been a realization among many in the community development field that income-based poverty reduction programs, while potentially helpful in alleviating some of the day-to- … Continued