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Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities

Income and Asset Development in Action

What and Why

Through our Income and Asset Development (IAD) work we partner with community- based organizations, low-income residents, public agencies and the private sector to help low and moderate income residents use income support programs and build and protect assets.

The Council is a founding member of the Alameda County Earn It Keep It Save It (EKS) Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign and the founder and coordinating agency for the Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN)

In addition to our work with EKS and coordinating AC CAN, the Council is pursuing a number of strategies toward income and asset development for low-income Bay Area residents:

For more on our Income and Asset Development work see:

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