Children’s Savings Account Program Evaluation Report

The Urban Institute conducted an interim report on our CSA Program.

In September 2016, the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) contracted with the Urban Institute (Urban)
to conduct a three-year implementation and early outcome evaluation of the housing authority’s
Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program, which launched in September 2015. The two components of
THA’s CSA program are officially called the Salishan Elementary School Children’s Savings Account
Program, and the Scholar Incentive Program. For simplicity, we refer to the program collectively as “the
CSA program” or “THA’s CSA program” in this report, differentiating by elementary and middle school
components as appropriate…

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