By Jill Winsor
We’ll be tuning into the Prosperity Now Assets and Opportunity Scorecard launch webinar on Tuesday, February 6th. You should too if you want to get the first look at this amazing resource, which is one of the data resources we most consistently rely on to do our work.
The Scorecard evaluates states (including Oregon) on measures including savings and debt, credit, housing costs and more. Most importantly, it also assesses states on policy steps they have taken to improve outcomes for their residents. Solutions range from implementing a state Earned Income Tax Credit, launching Children’s Savings Accounts, to offering homebuyer assistance. We use this resource to get a gauge of how financially healthy Oregon communities are, build momentum for policy solutions already in the works, and get ideas for directions we might go next.
This year, the Scorecard promises to be even better, with measures on debt, including mean student loan debt and consumers with accounts in collections, and closer looks at how people with disabilities are faring on key measures of wealth and financial stability.