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Flint IDA Collaborative

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $275,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2004–July 31, 2007
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant increase will enable the local Individual Development Account (IDA) program, known as the Genesee Area Investment Network$, to more than double the number of savings accounts available to low-income households in Flint and Genesee County, from 88 to 206. In the third year of a three-year Mott Foundation grant to Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, this savings program, with a waiting list of over 100 individuals, has successfully provided matched savings accounts for individuals to save for microenterprise, education and job training, homeownership, transportation, and foreclosure prevention.