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Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Broward County Board of Commissioners Human Service Department has provided three AFI grants since 2004, with the objective of building assets for low-income residents of Broward County, FL, through financial literacy and achievement of homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization.

Broward County Board of Commissioners Human Service Department emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization, with the goal of increasing the financial literacy and assets of low-income working people in Broward County, FL. The Board of Commissioners operates its AFI-funded assets-building program through the Broward Wealth Building Coalition, a partnership of 20 faith/community-based, nonprofit, business, quasigovernmental, and governmental organizations. This grantee has been successful in collaborating with legal service, nonprofit, and educational partners. This grantee has also implemented a 6-month training schedule for project participants that consists of workshops on credit cards, predatory lending, business, home buyer education, and EITC.

Partners

Broward County Board of Commissioners Human Service Department partners with Urban League of Broward County, United Way of Broward County, Workforce One, Inc., BankAtlantic, Branch Banking & Trust, Gibraltar Private Bank, BankUnited, city of Hollywood, ACCION USA, Coalition on Racial Equality, TNG Associates, Broward Housing Solutions, Law Offices of Richard Blake, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc., Consolidated Credit Counseling, Ft. Lauderdale Housing Authority, Keiser University, IRS, and Children's Services Council to provide case management, financial literacy training, EITC, local public awareness campaigns, marketing, credit counseling, homeownership counseling, business training, and education counseling.

Assets for Independence Grant History
Name
Amount
Start Date
End Date
90EI0792$267,2799/30/20129/29/2017
90EI0532$222,5007/1/20086/30/2014
90EI0377$505,7022/1/20061/31/2012
90EI0306$130,0009/30/20049/29/2010