Asset Building Resources
Are you in crisis?
If so, 211.org is the best way to connect with someone how can help.
That’s good news! Did you know that 39% of households in Forsyth County do not have three months of resources set aside? This is called Asset Poverty and it has a big impact on our community overall.
You’ve taken an important step in understanding your household’s financial situation. Building a plan to set aside money is a great next step, and will help a lot if something unexpected happens, like a job loss or health crisis.
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Understanding your household’s financial situation is the first step in being prepared for an unexpected life event like a job loss or health emergency.
2012 Assets and Opportunity Profile: Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
This asset poverty report from Prosperity Now catalyzed the creation of the Asset Building Coalition.
National League of Cities Executive Summary
Findings from the city scan of local financial inclusion efforts conducted by the National League of Cities.
The National Industry Standards for Financial Capability
General information on the Asset Building Coalition of Forsyth County
Prosperity Now Scorecards
The Prosperity Now Scorescards provide local measures of financial health across major issue areas:
What Its Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities, and the Nation.
2017 Poverty Thought Force Report
Forsyth Futures Community Indicators
Community Indicator dashboards track how our community is changing over time based on key measures of community wellbeing.
Through our agency partners we can provide support with:
Free Tax Preparation
Job Training and Workforce Development
Use these handy calculators to determine what kind of an impact a major purchase, new loan, savings contribution, or going back school may have on your financial life:
Small or Personal Loans
Financial Health Checkup
Are you struggling to pay bills? Are collection agencies calling? Do you have savings for an emergency? Do you want to own your own home? If you have questions about your financial wellbeing, the MyMoneyCheckUp service from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling can help you find a better understanding.
Chamber of Commerce Job Listings
City of Winston-Salem
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