Investing in People, Strengthening Communities


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

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Free Tax

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."

  • Attention DC: You Can Still File Your Taxes Online for Free!

    Attention DC: You Can Still File Your Taxes Online for Free!

    August 18, 2017

    There is an easy, safe, secure and 100% free way to file your federal and state taxes. Please visit and get going with filing your taxes for free.

  • Save Twice with the Saver's Credit

    Save Twice with the Saver's Credit

    August 17, 2017

    If you are a low-to-moderate income worker, you can take steps now to save two ways for the same amount. With the saver’s credit you can save for your retirement and save on your taxes with a special tax credit. Here are six tips you should know about this credit:

  • How Can You Benefit from the Child Tax Credit?

    How Can You Benefit from the Child Tax Credit?

    August 16, 2017

    The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a federal tax credit for families with children under age 17. It is designed to lessen the impact of income taxes for families raising children. Qualifying persons who file federal tax returns get back some or all of the federal income tax withheld from their pay during the year.

  • CAAB Launches TaxSmartDC Initiative

    CAAB Launches TaxSmartDC Initiative

    August 15, 2017

    The TaxSmartDC Initiative is a year-round educational engagement on tax-related matters (tax planning, tax credits, information on free tax preparation services outside of the tax season, tax forms, etc.) for-the-benefit of low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the District of Columbia.