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."

  • Please Join Us on April 12th to Discuss Steps to Ease Racial  Inequality in Homeownership

    Please Join Us on April 12th to Discuss Steps to Ease Racial Inequality in Homeownership

    April 10, 2017

    Disparities in homeownership are one of the largest drivers of this country's racial wealth divide. This Wednesday, April 12 from 2-4 pm, CFED, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), the Urban Institute and other experts will discuss how we can ensure that households of color have equal opportunity to build wealth through homeownership, including the policy recommendations in CFED's recently-released report.

  • 8th #EconMobility Conference: CRA and Community Development

    8th #EconMobility Conference: CRA and Community Development

    March 23, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the “Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act and Community Development ” conference over 60 community stakeholders from DC-based community based organizations, regional funders, national asset building intermediaries, and representatives of Federal Government agencies and the DC Government came together to discuss the role of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in community development and how community-based organizations can partner with banks to serve neighborhood development and banking needs.

  • 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.