United Way of Forsyth County is a nonprofit organization that has provided three AFI grants since 2001, with the objective to promote the involvement of former IDA home purchasers in outreach activities to attract more IDA applicants, make the term IDA easily identifiable in the community, incorporate other asset-building opportunities such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and grow the capacity of the IDA program.
The organization emphasizes homeownership, with the goal of helping low-income families achieve first-time homeownership in Forsyth County. This grant has been successful in offering monthly affordable housing orientation sessions and monthly home maintenance workshops.
The organization partners with Experiment in Self-Reliance, Forsyth Working Families Partnership, Forsyth County Department of Housing, Center for Homeownership of WinstonSalem/Forsyth County, City of Winston-Salem Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development, Consumer Credit Counseling of Forsyth County, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Forsyth County Department of Social Services, and Housing Partnership of WinstonSalem/Forsyth County to provide coaching, data management, credit counseling, outreach assistance, technical support, homeownership and maintenance workshops, and free tax preparation.
Assets for Independence Grant History
New Century IDA Project
468 IDAs have been opened.
182 participants have received financial education.
$912,789 saved by participants.
156 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $1,150,000
United Way of Forsyth County targets eligible working poor in Forsythe County, NC.
United Way of Forsyth County
301 N. Main Street Suite 1700 Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 721-9300 www.forsythunitedway.org