Community and Shelter Corporation is a nonprofit organization that has provided eleven AFI grants since 2001, with the objectives of encouraging monthly savings and financial planning, boosting participants’ economic stability through savings and asset building, and enabling them to invest in their own educations, purchase homes, or start small businesses.
This Network emphasizes homeownership, business, and higher education opportunities, with the objective of encouraging participants monthly savings and financial planning, boosting their economic stability through asset building, and enabling them to invest in their own educations, purchase homes or start small businesses. The Network has been successful at opening IDAs, purchasing assets, providing financial education training, and expanding the program to benefit more participants throughout Oregon.
Community and Shelter Corporation partners with 42 partners throughout Oregon that, using a collaborative network model, provide asset-specific training, financial education, operations support, and recruitment.
Assets for Independence Grant History
The VIDA/MESA IDA Program
1900 IDAs have been opened.
2,919 participants have received financial education.
$3,947,390 saved by participants.
847 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $4,614,604
Community and Shelter Corporation targets eligible low-income residents in Oregon. Specifically targeted are residents of public housing, food stamp recipients, and people receiving Aid for Families with Dependent children or TANF.
Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation
20512 SW Roy Rogers Rd, Suite 1150 Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 537-0319 www.vidaoregon.org