Municipal Economic Opportunities Project Report helps form Asset Building Coalition
Winston-Salem is one of three cities throughout North Carolina that was selected
to participate in the Corporation for Enterprise Development's Municipal Economic
Opportunities Project (MEOP). The
MEOP Report examines asset poverty in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem.
This is a valuable tool as organizations like New Century IDA continue to work towards
alleviating poverty in our community by helping low-moderate income individuals
become financially literate homeowners. As a result of the MEOP report, Winston-Salem
agencies have formed the Asset Building Coalition which was officially announced
March 14 to community businesses of Winston-Salem.
New Century IDA: Announcing Education Program
New Century IDA is excited to announce our new partnership with the Crosby Scholars
of Forsyth County. New Century IDA and the Crosby Scholars will provide matching
funds to Crosby Scholars last-dollar participants who save $50 per month for 6 months,
complete financial literacy classes through the FDIC’s MoneySmart program, budget
with their Experiment in Self-Reliance success coach, and complete the necessary
steps to remain a Crosby Scholar. For more information on how to apply for Crosby
Scholars and to our New Century IDA Education program, visit their website at www.crosbyscholars.org.
New Century IDA is proud to have empowered nearly 500 families in Forsyth County
to become first time home buyers. Learn more about the many benefits this has on