The purpose of the project was to garner important learnings from coalition-building efforts that could inform state-level assets policy advocates across the country. We hoped that these learnings might reveal whether or not the development of diverse, broad-based, and effective assets coalitions effectively increases opportunities for asset building and asset protection for people with low to moderate incomes.
Project: State Assets Policy Project
Edwards, K., Gunn, G., Downs, J., & Heffern, J. (2008). Asset-building coalitions in Oregon and North Carolina: Two case studies (CSD Policy Report No. 08-37). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.