I had a wonderful meeting this morning about consumer credit and asset building. Before I added them to the growing list of links on our link page, I wanted to specifically mention how important these issues are to the rural poor. I am so pleased to see how many creative projects and studies are going on. Roads to Justice North Carolina will bring as much information to the community as possible, without forgetting that this needs to be a two-way conversation.
Just in time for taxes- Earned Income Tax Credit http://www.eitc-carolinas.org/ Click and find someone to help file your taxes.
MDC- a non-profit whose goals are to improve educational and economic opportunities in the South has several initiatives that help. http://www.mdcinc.org/home/
The Benefit Bank, with tools to see what benefits you may be eligible to receive. http://www.thebenefitbank.com/NorthCarolina
Advocates and researchers, plus even more resources at Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina. http://www.cra-nc.org/
I have even more, but this is a good place to start. We’d love to hear about any other resources. Please leave a comment or send us an email.