Preparing yourself for financial emergencies

Simple steps to prevent an immigration-related emergency from becoming a financial one

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Financial Emergency Action Plan for Immigrants

Detention and deportation can have a huge impact on a family’s finances. What happens to a car, apartment, or money in a checking account?

MAF’s new Financial Emergency Action Plan for Immigrants is an action-oriented tool that offers concrete tips to help families plan ahead and keep their money and belongings safe in the case of an immigration emergency. Topics include:

  • Protect your money: Simple steps to keep your money safe and accessible – from setting up online accounts to automatic bill pay
  • Protect your belongings: How to take stock of your belongings, why to consider getting insurance, and how to make a plan for all your belongings
  • Prepare for an emergency: Tips to help you set a savings goal, protect your credit card or set up a crowdfunding campaign
  • Create an action plan: Each section includes checklists and templates so you’ll know exactly what to do to prepare

Upcoming events

Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions via webinar or in-person. These are great opportunities for nonprofit, foundation, or government staff to access to the guide, get trained on how to implement the content, and start sharing it with the community.

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Mohan Kanungo is the Director of Engagement at Mission Asset Fund. Mohan joined MAF in 2013 to lead programs that financially empower youth. Since then, his role has expanded to explore potential partners for MAF’s social-loan programs. Outside of work Mohan likes to frolic with his various pets, engage with community groups, and stroll around Oakland.