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."

  • Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act and Community Development

    Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act and Community Development

    March 07, 2017

    Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and partners invite you on March 22nd to the eight in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals, families and communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. 

  • Invitation to Financial Educators, Financial Coaches, Credit Counselors and Financial Capability Providers

    Invitation to Financial Educators, Financial Coaches, Credit Counselors and Financial Capability Providers

    March 06, 2017

    On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Abt Associates will host a gathering of financial educators and coaches to request their insights and opinions to the CFPB on resources it is developing to help support financial educators and enhance the financial capability of consumers.

  • #DCSaves Tip: Small Change, Big Savings

    #DCSaves Tip: Small Change, Big Savings

    February 28, 2017

    Check out this great tool created by ICMA-RC to see how giving up just a few everyday items can help you save big.

  • DC Residents are Encouraged to Open a Bank/Credit Union Account, Set a Savings Goal, Make a Savings Plan and Save

    DC Residents are Encouraged to Open a Bank/Credit Union Account, Set a Savings Goal, Make a Savings Plan and Save

    February 27, 2017

    The District of Columbia has the highest rate of residents in the Greater DC Area not having a banking relationship. Almost 11% of District residents are unbanked: don’t have a checking or savings account. Moreover, 25% of District residents are underbanked: have a bank account but still use alternative financial services such as check-cashing or payday loans. This week, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is launching the DC Saves Campaign to encourage DC residents to start saving or improve their saving habits as part of the national America Saves initiative.