Expanding asset-building opportunities through shared ownership

Posted on January 1, 2008 by Beadsie Woo, Heather McCulloch

This paper aims to build support for advancing strategies that broaden opportunities for low-income individuals to invest in themselves and their communities by expanding shared ownership strategies. To date, the asset-building field has focused primarily on individual ownership strategies. Shared ownership strategies lower barriers to investment for low-income families by reducing risk and the amount of capital, expertise, or other… Read More

Discretionary Grants: Encouraging Participation… or Dividing Families?

Posted on August 5, 2001 by Jason Born

The practice of discretionary grantmaking brings out a wide variety of responses. This Passages Issue Brief looks at the common reasons that families use or opt not to use discretionary grants, and the typical process that is used to make these types of grants. The paper also examines how different approaches to discretionary grants can support or hinder the work… Read More

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