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Heartland Alliance is a leading voice throughout the state of Illinois and nationally on issues impacting those in poverty. We advance our policy priorities through engagement and leadership on a number of coalitions. In addition, we staff and lead the Illinois Asset Building Group.

Illinois Asset Building Group


IABG is a diverse statewide coalition committed to increasing access to the tools people need to build financially secure futures for themselves and their children. Our policy agenda has expanded to include work on the creation of a statewide Children’s Savings Account program, retirement savings accounts for all Illinois workers, protections from predatory financial products, and access to quality banking products tailored to meet the needs of lower-income individuals. Our work across these issue areas includes examining barriers and solutions to the growing racial wealth gap. IABG is lead by Heartland Alliance. Learn More

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