Asset Building Policy Project

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) and the Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) are spearheading an Asset Building Policy Project, an initiative to increase the assets, savings and net worth of low to moderate households in the District through outreach, advocacy, policies, and greater public investment.

Join the Asset Building coalition!

Join a District-wide coalition to devise and implement asset building policies, refine programs, advocate for investments. Email Evette Banfield at or Call 202.745.0902 x 203.


Click here to learn more about the summit on November 16. 

Not Sure if you are an Asset Builder?

Using Prosperity Now’s Household Financial Security Framework, which is based on six key activities – navigating, learning, earning, saving, owning and protecting– you can can better understand how how your organization is deploying resources, tools and programs and stakeholders around asset building. CLICK HERE TO ANSWER A BRIEF SURVEY ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE AN ASSET BUILDER.

First Symposium  

CNHED and CAAB held their first convening Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to begin a dialogue about how we can collectively increase the assets, savings and net worth of low to moderate households in the District. CNHED President & CEO Steve Glaude and CAAB Executive Director Rich Peterson welcomed the full room of participants at the New America Foundation The event featured a fireside chat with guest speakers Brandee McHale, President of Citi Foundation & Director Corporate Citizenship; and George Jones, CEO, Bread for the City.

Briefing Paper released 

At the symposium CNHED and CAAB released a briefing paper An Introduction to Asset Building in the District of Columbia [download the pdf here] setting the stage for a common understanding of asset building, providing a snapshot of financial insecurity in the District as well as a look at some programs in the District and how others across the country are breaking down the barriers that contribute to financial insecurity.





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