Financial Well-Being Data Hub
Delivering evidence-based solutions to enhance equity and improve financial well-being

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    ABOUT THE DATA HUB
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    By bringing together public and proprietary datasets, as well as insights from people’s experiences, the Financial Well-Being Data Hub is delivering evidence-based solutions anchored in a comprehensive portrait of households’ financial lives. With this information, today’s change agents—from community advocates to corporate leaders—are better equipped to advance equity and improve people's financial well-being.
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    Thea Garon
    Associate Director
    Director, Financial Well-Being Data Hub
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    Senior Policy Associate
    Interim Project Director, Housing Crisis Research Collaborative

    Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
    Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being
    Tags Wealth inequality Family credit and debt Family savings Financial products and services Financial knowledge and capability

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    What would it take to ensure that all people—no matter their zip code, race, gender, or income—have the financial security to invest in their future, provide for their families, and live with dignity?

    We believe answers can be found in data—specifically, data on how people pay their bills, handle their spending, save for emergencies, manage their debt, build wealth for the future, and interact with financial technologies. Consumer data on these topics exist but are fragmented. Decisionmakers therefore lack a complete picture of people’s financial lives, which has led to disjointed solutions, some of which have exacerbated financial inequities.

    The Urban Institute’s Financial Well-Being Data Hub is addressing these challenges by bringing together disparate data sources to provide a holistic understanding of people’s financial well-being. By considering public and proprietary datasets, as well as insights from people’s experiences, Urban is delivering evidence-based solutions anchored in a comprehensive portrait of households’ financial lives. With this information, today’s change agents—from community advocates to corporate leaders—will be better equipped to narrow inequities and advance financial well-being for all people.

    The Financial Well-Being Data Hub is exploring research questions across the following four pillars:

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    How might financial products and services help consumers be financially resilient and thrive?

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    People

    How might tailored solutions reduce disparities across race, ethnicity, gender, age, and income?

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    Places

    How might local interventions improve financial well-being and reduce inequities in communities?

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    Policies

    How might policies and regulations protect consumers, advance equity, and enhance financial well-being?


    Interested in joining the conversation, sharing data, or funding research to identify solutions? To learn more about how your organization can collaborate with the Financial Well-Being Data Hub, contact Thea Garon at [email protected].

    The Financial Well-Being Data Hub is funded by Intuit, Capital One Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Bank, BMO Bank, and Wells Fargo. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to urban.org/about/our-funding.

    Steering Committee Advisors and Funders

    Aarón E. Almada*
    Sr. Manager, Community Impact & Investment, Capital One

    Seema Agnani
    Executive Director, National CAPACD

    Marla Bilonick
    President & CEO, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)

    Ray Boshara
    Legislative Fellow, US Senator Bob Casey
    Senior Advisor, Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis

    Kant Desai
    Senior Principal, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

    Paul Dilda*
    Head of Consumer Strategy, BMO Bank

    Jesús Gerena
    CEO, UpTogether

    Krista Holub*
    Strategic Research Program Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, Intuit

    Karen Murrell
    Project Manager, Asset Funders Network

    Rey Ocañas*
    Executive Vice President, Community Development Banking, PNC

    Ellen Seidman
    Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute

    David Silberman
    Senior Fellow, Center for Responsible Lending
    Former Associate Director, CFPB

    Nadia van de Walle*
    Vice President, Banking Inclusion Initiative, Wells Fargo

    Sarah Willis*
    Executive Director, Head of Financial Health, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase 


    * Financial Well-Being Data Hub funders

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