October 12th, 2006
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS -Southern Good Faith Fund’s Public Policy program today released its latest report, Helping Arkansas’ Katrina Evacuees Rebuild Their Lives. The report proposes several strategies the state of Arkansas can adopt to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the Natural State establish a stable and financially secure future.
May 1st, 2006
In a town revered for its blues music but pitied for its economic blight, nonprofits work to change the tune one business at a time.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas’ Phillips County lies Helena â€” technically Helena-West Helena after the cities’ merger in January â€” a rural town about a half-century removed from its economic high-water mark.
August 21st, 2005
Three weeks shy of his first day of kindergarten, Austin Sambrano is the only person in his family who has a savings account.
Living with his parents and older brother in a trailer park near Pontiac, Mich., he is part of an experiment called the SEED Initiative that is opening investment accounts for children…
August 13th, 2005
Despite the partisanship that permeates politics today, there is one issue that both parties and all Americans can get behind. President Bush’s vision for an “ownership society” is a vision from which we all stand to benefit. But to ensure benefit for all we must be careful to expand ownership, not further concentrate it.
July 25th, 2005
The Arkansas Development Finance Authority has many programs for Phillips County residents who are interested in home ownership. The American Dream Down-payment Initiative is now available to any person meeting the income limits set forth by HUD.