Economic Independence Initiative

Care for Elders was recently selected as one of six sites for a national demonstration pilot on elder economic security. As part of the NCOA's Economic Security Initiative, we will launch the Houston Economic Independence Initiative (EI2 within our Access Network.  EI2 includes two main components to support the Access Network as it works on enhanced financial security for older adults. The first is a five-part capacity building component to strengthen current Network Partners expertise.  This training includes the following topics:

  • Financial stability - budgeting, credit and debt
  • Benefits counseling
  • Reverse mortgage counseling training
  • Financial exploitation, fraud, scams and identity theft
  • Motivational interviewing for financial and behavioral client challenges

The second component is an expanded formal referral network and EI2 technical assistance team, which is being developed to serve as a resource for the Network and comprised of experts in the areas of elder law, housing counseling, banking and financial coaching.

Press Release- Care for Elders, NCOA and Bank of America Charitable Foundation Partner to Improve the Economic Security of Older Adults with Limited Resources (pdf)

Press Release- NCOA Teams with HUD and NRMLA to Assist Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Who Have Difficulty Paying Property Taxes and Insurance (pdf) 

In photo, left to right: Patti Abshire - Houston Community Relations Manager with Bank of America, Jane Bavineau - Executive Director of Care for Elders and Emily Stickle - CFE Program Coordinator, Access and Coordination

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