Financial Education/Matched Savings
Interfaith Housing is not just about brick and mortar. We are also dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals and families within the regions we serve. We are also dedicated to helping households develop and maintain solid financial foundations.
The following programs are dedicated to promoting financial wellness through a behavior-based education curriculum. The courses promote the following healthy financial habits:
- REGULATE SPENDING in order to increase household cash flow;
- MANAGE DEBT and LEVERAGE CREDIT in order to maintain positive credit profiles;
- IMPLEMENT INTENTIONAL SAVINGS in order to gain security and protection for the future;
- MAKE DISCIPLINED DECISIONS in order to execute financial plans and reach financial goals.
CASH (Individual Development Accounts) provide financial education and an incentive to save for assets like a home, an education or a small business with 2:1 matched savings.
The Take Control program empowers you to develop and realize your financial goals by teaching you how to properly track your expenses, create your spending plan, understand credit, debt and ultimately achieve financial freedom.