Effective Programs and Policies for Promoting Economic Well-Being

This report was originally developed to support the work of Feeding America and its member food banks in exploring interventions that support households’ economic well-being. Such strategies can be valuable not only for organizations serving households facing food insecurity, but for agencies and organizations serving families with low incomes and other vulnerable populations. This report reflects this broadened audience, and we thank Feeding America for their support in helping us develop this report.



An Evaluation of the Impacts and Implementation Approaches of Financial Coaching Programs


A presentation outlining The Financial Clinic and why it was created, model outcomes and results.


An Evaluation of the Impacts and Implementation Approaches of Financial Coaching Programs


Increasing interest in the role that consumer-focused policy interventions can play in improving economic outcomes has led to a host of intervention models in recent years. Financial coaching has emerged as one prominent model in this field, aimed at improving consumer financial outcomes by using regular one-on-one sessions to set goals and plan concrete steps to meet and manage those goals over time. Unlike counseling, coaching takes a client-driven approach; instead of focusing on solving particular problems, the coach provides a framework for the client to meet his or her goals.




Chicago – The Cost of Eviction and Unpaid Bills of Financially Insecure Families for City Budgets

Implementing Financial Education in Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Where are the Unbanked and Underbanked in New York City?

Creating Mobility from Poverty: An Overview of Strategies

Scaling Impact for Community Development Financial Institutions

Nonstandard Work Schedules and the Well-Being of Low-Income Families

Small-Dollar Credit – Protecting Consumers and Fostering Innovation

Job Polarization and the Great Recession

Housing Costs and Financial Challenges for Low-Income Older Adults

Determinants of Asset Building

An Evaluation of the Impacts and Implementation Approaches of Financial Coaching Programs

A Random Control Trial of Financial Coaching: The Practitioners’ Overview of “An Evaluation of the Impacts and Implementation Approaches of Financial Coaching Programs”

Thriving Residents, Thriving Cities: Family Financial Security Matters for Cities