National Resource Network (NRN) workforce development assessment team from Jobs for the Future Final Report

Winston Salem Forsyth County Asset Building Coalition members Peter Laroche and Twana Roebuck were involved in the focus group that helped with the final report from Jobs for the Future. The National Resource Network (NRN) workforce development assessment team from Jobs for the Future (JFF) was tasked with analyzing Winston-Salem’s local labor market landscape to identify opportunities to develop and improve career pathways for youth and adults, particularly in the health care and manufacturing sectors.
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Proposed cuts to HUD budget

This morning, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is considering $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The revelation, made through leaked internal documents, is consistent with the administration's stated goal of cutting $54 billion in domestic spending to increase the defense
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United Way has updated their 2-1-1 Website

United Way has a newly redesigned and mobile friendly NC 2-1-1 website that is now live. In addition to having a brand new look, they have added several features to make navigation easier for families and individuals seeking assistance, partner agencies, and  local United Way partners and stakeholders. See new site here  
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New credit policy: Good for consumers, worrisome for lenders

In a little-known policy shift, the three national credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — plan to stop collecting and reporting substantial amounts of civil judgment and tax lien information on public records affecting millions of American consumers starting July 1. Both types of information have negative impacts on credit scores and remain in credit files for extended periods. Tax liens are levied against properties when the owner is delinquent on payment of taxes. Civil judgments — debts owed by the losing party in legal disputes that typically involve monetary damages — are ordered by courts. See full Washington
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