Financial Stability

Empowering People to

earn, keep and grow assets

We have seen the studies….37% of all households in Broward County are one emergency away from falling into poverty. Each month is a juggling act for so many, the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained and Employed) population are our neighbors and friends who are facing obstacles beyond their control, frustrating their ability to become financially stable. Through United Way you are ensuring individuals and families have the skills and tools needed to earn, keep and grow their assets. Your generosity provides the building blocks to create a better life.

VITA Program/Broward Tax Pro

VITA is a $0 cost tax preparation and educational service provided for individuals and families with an annual household income of $55k or less. 

All VITA sites in Broward County have closed until further notice, due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. 

VITA volunteers have been advised to follow the guidance of public health authorities.

  • At this time, the IRS has automatically extended the federal income tax filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020

    Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. The deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. 

    Taxpayers do not feed to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individuals taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15th deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004. 
  • The IRS Tax hotline has been set-up to receive calls and provide guidance on tax questions: 1.800.829.1040
  • Through United Way's partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal taxes through




  • Free Financial Wellness
  • Free Financial Counseling
  • Debt Management Program


Financial Stability Impact

supported by United Way programs


of program participants increased their financial literacy level


of persons receiving financial stability programming reported being satisfied with the services they received


of program participants increased their ability to be self sufficient

Featured Success Story


Life as a single mother of three children under the age of 10 can be difficult enough, but lack of transportation proved to be the biggest obstacle facing Calandra.

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