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Financial Stability

We are united to help all families be financially stable

Financial Stability is another key area of United Way's work

That's why United Way of Treasure Valley unites the community to increase the financial stability of those in need. We invest in community programs that help individuals and families increase economic opportunity; programs like job training, job placement support, first time business loans and coaching, and adult literacy courses. We invest in community programs that help individuals and families find and maintain stable housing. We offer financial literacy classes and help individuals get checking accounts (BankOn). And we advocate for expansion of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, which help hardworking Idahoans keep more of their hard earned money. 

MyFreeTaxes helps people file their taxes for free while getting the assistance they need regardless of income. United Way’s MyFreeTaxes program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), aims to help people save money on costly tax preparation and filing services. MyFreeTaxes is free, easy to use, and secure. Powered by the IRS’s tax-filing software Tax Slayer, MyFreeTaxes walks you through each part of the process, and makes sure you are aware of tax credits and deductions you may qualify for.

 

United for Financial Stability

  • Providing access to job education and training that leads to asset development, financial literacy and livable wage jobs; and
  • Improving access to housing programs in an effort to help families obtain and maintain affordable permanent housing.