CAAB

Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

Manage
Your
Money

Financial Education Program: Seminars, Workshops and One-on-One Counseling for setting financial goals, managing debt, and saving to achieve financial goals.

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Savings

Matched Savings Program: Save money to go to college, buy a home, or start or expand a business.

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Free Tax
Preparation

It's Your Money: Claim it & Keep it! Learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits.

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About Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)

Learn about the people and programs that make CAAB one of DC's best small nonprofits.

Through its Financial Education, Matched Savings and Consumer Education programs, and research and advocacy, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is working to ensure that all residents in the Greater DC area have opportunities to save and invest in their dreams.

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Success Stories

  • IDA Saver_Homeownership_Miati (DC)

    Success Story

    Miati's Success Story

    Miati recommends paying yourself first and making savings deposits quickly.

  • IDA Saver_Small Business (DC)

    Success Story

    Dion's Success Story

    "I was extremely fortunate to learn about CAAB and the IDAs because it gave me a chance to save, get a match and achieve my goal."

  • Are You Interested in Buying a Home in DC? Then, You Should Attend the 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show on June 9th

    Are You Interested in Buying a Home in DC? Then, You Should Attend the 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show on June 9th

    May 10, 2018

    If you are interested in buying a home in Washington, DC, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) strongly recommends that you attend the upcoming 10th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show on June 9th.

  • The Importance of Personal Finances on a Small Business

    The Importance of Personal Finances on a Small Business

    May 08, 2018

    Capital Area Asset Builders is pleased to partner with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) in financially empowering aspiring and existing DC small business owners. On May 9, 2018, CAAB will provide a free one-hour discussion about how personal finances can affect a small business. This topic may be important for both new and existing business owners. Lending and other financing for a small business is often dependent on personal finances. Small business owners can take steps to improve their personal finances to support their small business development.

  • CAAB on The Kojo Nnamdi Show to Discuss the Impact to Low-Income Washingtonians of Being Unbanked or Underbanked and Raise Awareness of the EITC

    CAAB on The Kojo Nnamdi Show to Discuss the Impact to Low-Income Washingtonians of Being Unbanked or Underbanked and Raise Awareness of the EITC

    April 27, 2018

    At the invitation from WAMU 88.5 FM, on April 26, 2018, Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Associate Director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and Manager of the DC EITC Campaign, was interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi for "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on the impact to low-income Washingtonians of being unbanked or underbanked. During the interview, Leitmann-Santa Cruz also discussed the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in lifting Washingtonians out of poverty and its positive impact on low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Washington, DC.

  • Raising Awareness of the EITC for the benefit of Justice-Involved Citizens in the District of Columbia

    Raising Awareness of the EITC for the benefit of Justice-Involved Citizens in the District of Columbia

    April 24, 2018

    Thanks to the invitation from Capital Impact Partners and Mission Launch, on April 24, 2018, Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB's Associate Director and Manager of the DC EITC Campaign, presented at the "Reimagining Opportunity: Financial Inclusion for Customers with Criminal Records" Convening in Washington, DC; and, discussed the key anti poverty role claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can have on low-income Washingtonians with a criminal records and highlighted the partnership with the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking and Citi Community Development and their support of the DC EITC Campaign.