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Grinstein-Weiss co-hosts conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

On Dec. 10, 2010, policy makers, researchers, and community advocates gathered in Columbus, Ohio for an event called “Savings Strategies & Innovations for Low-Income Households.”

The conference was organized and hosted by the UNC School of Social Work Assets Building Group, led by associate professor Michal Grinstein-Weiss, and Emre Ergungor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Mark Iwry, senior advisor to the secretary and deputy assistant secretary for retirement and health policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, gave the keynote address. Iwry and other key leaders in the field, including Benjamin Keys from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, David Newville from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), and Michael Collins from the University of Wisconsin at Madison Center for Financial Security, presented on the challenges to helping low-income households save for the future and innovative solutions to serve the unique needs of this population.