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Volume 3, Issue 1, 2003   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houstonians Get Their ABCs

For many years, low-income families, the elderly, non-English speakers and taxpayers with special needs have learned about the availability of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) though the Internal Revenue Service's Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Now, thanks to a new community-based partnership of social service agencies, federal and local government entities, faith-based organizations, local businesses and financial institutions, Houstonians will have access to more than just free tax preparation.

The Houston Asset Building Coalition (HABC) will link the VITA program, which promotes EITC awareness, to asset-building financial literacy and knowledge. The coalition's mission is to connect participants through financial literacy training to asset-building opportunities such as bank accounts and individual retirement accounts. For more information on the program, contact the Houston Asset Building Coalition via e-mail at EITC$@cityofhouston.net Send an e-mail.

e-Perspectives, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2003

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Off-site page
Community Development Office Send an e-mail
P.O. Box 655906, Dallas, Texas 75265-5906
Gloria Vasquez Brown Send an e-mail
Vice President
    Nancy C. Vickrey
Assistant Vice President and
Community Development Officer
Jackie Hoyer Send an e-mail
Houston Branch
Senior Community Development Advisor
    Diana Mendoza
Community Development Specialist
Karen Riley
Community Development Specialist
    Jason Sweat
Community Development Specialist
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