Grants Database

Chhaya Community Development Corporation
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Project Title:
South Asian Consumer Financial Literacy Program
Consumer Financial Education Fund, 2019
Project Description:

Chhaya Community Development Corporation’s Asset Building Program is a multi-pronged strategy to help immigrants of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean origin, a predominantly low- to moderate-income community, gain economic stability through financial education and counseling. This program provides clients with the tools to effectively manage their finances, avoid debt, and prepare for a financial crisis, as well as build credit and wealth to eventually purchase a home or bring about stability in their rental housing situations. Chhaya CDC offers credit building programs, financial literacy counseling and group workshops, free tax preparation services, screenings for public benefits, and support to help strengthen small businesses, prevent displacement, and promote entrepreneurship, in an effort to strengthen the South Asian community’s economic resiliency.