Community Action Agency of Jackson is a Community Action Agency that since 2001 has provided six AFI grants whose objective was assisting low-income families achieve self-sufficiency.
Community Action Agency of Jackson is a network grantee with seven subgrantees. Community Action Agency of Jackson emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization with the goals of increasing economic self-sufficiency and reducing poverty. Community Action Agency of Jackson has been successful in increasing financial literacy, savings, and asset acquisition.
Grantee Community Action Agency of Jackson partners with Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Franklin St. Community Housing Corporation, Monroe County Opportunity Program, Housing Services for Eaton County, P.O.W.E.R., Inc., Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., and Capital Area Community Services to provide participant recruitment, case management, asset education, and supplementary assistance.
Assets for Independence Grant History
Southern Tier IDA Partnership
433 IDAs have been opened.
386 participants have received financial education.
$569,048 saved by participants.
172 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $1,104,147
This network covers eligible low-income populations in the geographic area identified as the southern tier of Michigan, encompassing the counties of Berrien, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Monroe, Shiawassee, Van Buren, and Washtenaw.
Community Action Agency of Jackson
1214 Greenwood Avenue Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 784-4800 http://www.caajlh.org