Including but not limited to our "Oklahoma Regional Office", www.ToysForTribes.org gift and donation project.
Financial Literacy presented with cultural understanding, as we provide, engenders a mind-set that promotes financial responsibility. This results in a desire to improve generational economics.
One of the tools we use is through Wise Debt Relief
, which dramatically reduces the high cost of carrying debt.
Our main focus is on Native Americans (Indians, Alaskans, and Hawaiians), Military and surrounding communities. The lack of ongoing support for Financial Literacy has contributed to a lifestyle that is not financially self-sustainable. The poverty rate for American Indians living on reservations (31.2%) is nearly three times the national rate
One in five homes on reservations lack complete plumbing facilities and less than 52% are connected to the public sewer system, which creates numerous health and environmental hazards.
Your donation will support our work with seven key principles of socially responsible behavior in our Native American Community Action Plan. Through your support our Native American Community Benefit Agreements will contain - (1)
accountability for developing housing solutions that meet the needs of all based on over $30B worth of established CHA's in housing. (2)
transparency in financial literacy training that addresses economic inequality. (3)
ethical behavior based on traditional Native American principles of justice. (4)
respect for stakeholder interests in that all people should have a decent home. (5)
respect for the rule of law using the Community Reinvestment Act. (6)
respect for international norms of behavior. (7)
respect for human rights that support sustainable solutions.
We do this work with partners who are signature to a Community Action Plan between the (NCRC) National Community Reinvestment Coalition (we are members) and Fifth Third Bank. Under the updated Community Action Plan, Fifth Third will increased its Community Development Loans and Investments (CDLI) goal to $9 billion from 2016 to 2020 and beyond.
We will shape products for Native Americans based on this work, which the bank agreed to "evaluate expanding CDLI activities" to include affordable housing, pre-development loans, non-tax-credit-related projects to assist with access to affordable housing, and support for economic development projects that support job creation and retention for LMI individuals and neighborhoods.