CFED Publications

ASSETS, A Quarterly Update for Innovators.
CFED’s newsletter on IDA developments. Available in PDF format online and in print.

Building Assets: A Report on the Asset-Development and IDA Field, 2001
Editor: Ray Boshara, Corporation for Enterprise Development. Building Assets brings together, in one report, the status of the asset development and IDA field – the theory, rationale, research, policy, and practice. Since the report was first published in 1998, significant advances have been made in each of these areas. A must-have for IDA advocates, this updated and more comprehensive version presents well-researched evidence about the positive effects of asset holding as well as analysis of the many theories upon which the IDA concept is based. Released December, 2001. Price: $35.00. Order Form

Building Assets for Stronger Families, Better Neighborhoods and Realizing the American Dream, 1998. Authors: Ray Boshara, Edward Scanlon, and Deborah Page-Adams. Presents case studies of successful programs, the effects of asset holding on neighborhoods, families, and children, and practices and policies of IDAs.

Individual Development Accounts for Youth: Lessons from an Emerging Field, 2001. 
Author: Inger Giuffrida, Corporation for Enterprise Development. Individual Development Accounts for Youth is the first attempt to document the activity in and lessons learned from the emerging youth IDA field. This report examines IDA programs as a tool for promoting long-term savings and investment behavior among youth. It is intended to provide baseline information about effective practices to IDA practitioners seeking to extend IDAs from adults to young people and to youth development practitioners looking for ways to incorporate asset building and financial literacy into their current services. Released March, 2001. Price: $30.00 

IDA Federal Briefing Book, 2002
Authors: Javier Silva, Corporation for Enterprise Development and Zoe Neuberger, Center of Budget and Policy Priorities. This briefing book aims to explain the treatment of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) in federal programs affecting low-income people. Available in PDF format Online and in print for free. 

IDA State Policy Guide: Advancing Public Policies in Support of Individual Development Accounts, 2001. 
Authors: Karen Edwards, Center for Social Development and Carl Rist, Corporation for Enterprise Development. This informational toolkit for developing state policy in support of IDAs will aid those interested in proposing IDA legislation at the state level, encouraging state agencies to develop and fund IDA programs, or learning more about developing public IDA support. This guide includes the latest information on successful legislative strategies, IDA bill language, state and federal policy trends, resources, and more. Released March, 2001. Price: $50.00 

Individual Development Account Program Design Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Designing an IDA Program, Fourth Edition, 1999. Authors: Tim Flacke, Brian Grossman and Colleen Dailey. The handbook offers an overview of IDAs, feasibility assessments, and design phase framework. 

The bound edition of the handbook has sold out. Pending the release of the next edition, the Fourth Edition is available in PDF format on CD-ROM, along with IDA resources and a trial copy of MIS IDA. Price: $25.00

1999 Directory of State Microenterprise Associations, 1999. Authors: Andrea Barbarin and Barbara Anderson. The Directory is a compilation of existing and emerging microenterprise associations. Price: $15.00

Enterprising Youth in America: A Review of Youth Enterprise Programs in the United States, 1998. Authors: Brian Dabson and Barbara Kaufmann. This book gives an overview of the youth enterprise field, examines some of the main characteristics of youth programs, and discusses some connections with microenterprise development, youth development, and education. At the end of the report is an inventory of youth enterprise programs, a first step in developing a database for the field. Price: $15.00 

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program: HUD’s Best Kept Secret for Promoting Employment and Asset Growth, 2001. Author: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This report provides a detailed overview of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) program and addresses questions such as: How does FSS benefit Public Housing Authorities? How does FSS benefit participants? Can FSS be made more effective through collaboration between housing and welfare agencies? What are the perceived barriers to operating FSS programs and how can they be overcome? Price: