Serving Communities by Providing Economic Opportunities

Building assets and achieving prosperity is more challenging for some than others. Obstacles to self-sufficiency come in many different forms, but one thing is universally true: when we pull together to help those most in need, our communities are stronger, and that provides greater economic opportunity for all.

Community Services Block Grants

Empowering low-income families to become fully self-sufficient through a network of public and nonprofit agencies.

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Asset Building

Asset Building

More than a quarter of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck without savings or investments in equity, such as a home or small business. Evidence shows that with training and incentives, even the lowest-income Americans can break this cycle and begin saving and planning for a better future.

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Workfirst

WorkFirst is Washington’s welfare reform program designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants get what they need to prepare for and go to work.

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Foreclosure Fairness

The Foreclosure Fairness Program offers free housing counseling, civil legal aid, and foreclosure mediation to homeowners.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Providing funds from a federal block grant program to help low-income Washington state households maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid shutoff during the winter.

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Thank you!

"I work hard but it's hard to make ends meet for me and my three kids. I heard about the Earned Income Tax Credit and got free help filling out my tax return. As a result, I received a refund of almost $5,000 this year! That has allowed me to catch up on my bills and put some money away to start savings account."