One in four households do not have enough assets to meet their expenses for three months if all outside sources of income were to disappear. Assets, both personal and financial, are the foundation for long-term stability and success.
Asset opportunity advocates at the Shriver Center work to help communities avoid cycles of debt, making asset ownership available and sustainable for everyone. Assets provide a base of resources for weathering crisis and establishing the long-term stability and security that are required to achieve permanent reductions in lower-income communities. Building intangible (e.g., education) and tangible assets, expanding ownership, and protecting consumers are key initiatives in helping Americans obtain economic security. The Shriver Center helps to protect consumers while also helping people in communities build assets and expand ownership.