Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) has provided five AFI grants since 2001, with the objectives that participants purchase assets, establish regular savings patterns, improve credit scores, understand financial products, gain a greater sense of self-worth, increase assets, and improve their likelihood of staying employed.
OLHSA emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization with the goals of increasing financial security and economic independence. This grantee has been successful in opening IDAs and providing counseling and financial training.
Partners for OLHSA include the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Lighthouse of Oakland County, Human Development Commission, Economic Opportunity Committee of St. Clair County, Leaps and Bounds Family Services, Saginaw Habitat for Humanity, Saginaw Family Child Care Network, Flint Neighborhood Improvement & Preservation Project, Macomb County CSA, and Community Mental Health, all providing program support.
Assets for Independence Grant History
Northern Detroit Metro/Michigan Thumb IDA Program
333 IDAs have been opened.
681 participants have received financial education.
$606,457 saved by participants.
121 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $951,322
OLHSA focuses on eligible low-income individuals and families in the Thumb region of Michigan. This Network grantee covers 11 counties: Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Michigan, Oakland, Saginaw, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola, and Wayne.
Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency
196 Cesar East Chavez Avenue Pontiac, MI 48343
(248) 209-2691 www.olhsa.org