Expanding Savings Options for Persons with Disabilities through the Establishment of Individual Development Accounts
By:  Sara Sack, Ph.D.
Assistive Technology for Kansans
(316) 421-8367

IDAs and WELFARE REFORM

IDAs are matched savings and investment accounts for people who have low-incomes.

IDAs have been used to help individuals save for high return investments in education, job training, homownership, and microenterpirse.

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"Contributions from lower income participants..."


STATE IDA INITIATIVES

"32 states include IDAs in..."

"NJ and NY have pending..."

MULITPLE APPROACHES BEING USED

KANSAS APPROACH


Flacke, T., Grossman, B., & Jennings, S. “Individual Development Account Program Design Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing an IDA Program,” (1999). Corporation for Enterprise Development, 777North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 408-9788/

Sherraden,M., Page-Adams, D., Johnson, L. (1999). Downpayments on the American Dream Policy Demonstration: A National Demonstration of Individual Development Accounts, Start-up Evaluation Report. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

www.gwbweb.wustl.edu/csd/ida
www.welfareinfo.org/individu.htm