Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) is a working group of service providers, public agencies, banks and credit unions, community based organizations, and base building organizations that work in partnership and with other stakeholders committed to increasing the income and assets of Alameda County residents.
Our goals include:
- Incentivizing meaningful member participation
- Increasing effectiveness and efficiency of services and programs
- Increasing referral and resource connections
- Increasing member understanding of and participation in policy and advocacy
The goal of the Savvy Consumer Toolkit is to help individuals build the skills to become more informed consumers and keep more of their hard earned money in their pockets and in their communities. It includes a set of multi-lingual resources and materials to help educate your clients or your family about the complex world of financial products. This new resource is available freely to anyone, access the toolkit here.
Information on the following predatory products is included:
- Payday loans
- Car Financing
- Check cashing services
- Tax refund loans and checks
- Rent-to-own services
- Credit Cards
- Car title loans
- Prepaid Debit Cards
We're also proud to announce that the SVT was the winner of the California Asset Building Coalition's award for the "most promising anti-poverty strategy to scale up at the city and state level".