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Delivering Innovative Solutions
for Today’s Housing Challenges

Building Savings for Success

Welcome to our Kim Wilson Housing library. This library collection contains research studies, reports and books related to housing vulnerable populations. Come back often as we update the collection on a regular basis. 

    This report presents early (first-year) findings from a randomized evaluation of the Assets for Independence (AFI) program.


    IDAs are savings accounts that match personal deposits when used for specific assets. Under AFI, allowable assets are a first-time home purchase, a business start-up or expansion, and postsecondary education or training. AFI uses IDAs—commonly coupled with financial education—to help low-income households achieve greater self-sufficiency.