One in four people with disabilities lives in poverty and face barriers that hinder their access to employment, education, skills development, financial services and full participation in their communities. National Disability Institute (NDI) envisions a society in which people with disabilities have the same opportunities to achieve financial stability and independence as people without disabilities.
In 2004, the Senate passed Resolution 316, designating April as “Financial Literacy Month.” Also known as Financial Capability Month, it is a time when financial and educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and others create campaigns and promote initiatives to highlight the importance of financial stability. Every April, NDI takes this time to highlight key findings in making our vision a reality while calling for a change in policies, expectations and services to improve the lives of people with disabilities living in poverty.
This month, through NDI’s “Keys to Financial Inclusion” campaign, we will share with you tools, tips and resources that can help you unlock vital information as you build a better financial future.
Join NDI as we:
- Launch the new Keys to Financial Inclusion Podcast Series (coming soon!). This series focuses on NDI’s Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals with disabilities and their families.
- Promote key financial capability resources from NDI subject matter experts through social media. Join the conversation by using #FinCapKeys and follow us on Facebook (@NationalDisability) and Twitter (@NatDisability).