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."

  • CAAB Joins Mayor Bowser To Raise EITC Awareness During Tax Day 2019 Press Conference

    CAAB Joins Mayor Bowser To Raise EITC Awareness During Tax Day 2019 Press Conference

    April 15, 2019

    At the invitation from the DC Executive Office of the Mayor, on April 15, 2019, Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Acting Executive Director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and Manager of the DC EITC Campaign, joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC DISB Commissioner Stephen Taylor and DC DHCD Director Polly Donaldson at a Tax Day 2019 press conference at UPO's Petey Greene Community Service Center to raise awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit for the benefit of low-income Washingtonians and to invite the community to take advantage of the high quality, trusted and free tax preparation services available throughout the District of Columbia.

  • CAAB Provides Testimony to DC Council's Committee on Human Services re DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program and EITC Awareness

    CAAB Provides Testimony to DC Council's Committee on Human Services re DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program and EITC Awareness

    April 10, 2019

    On April 10, 2019, Martin Booker, Senior Program Manager at Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), provided testimony re CAAB's partnership with the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) and the impact in the lives of low-income Washingtonians of the CAAB-managed DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Pilot Program. Furthermore, CAAB also raised awareness of the economic power of the Earned Income Tax Credit for the benefit of low- and moderate-income Washingtonians.

  • CAAB Provides Testimony to DC Council's Committee on Human Services re DC Child and Family Services Agency and to Raise EITC Awareness

    CAAB Provides Testimony to DC Council's Committee on Human Services re DC Child and Family Services Agency and to Raise EITC Awareness

    April 01, 2019

    On April 1, 2019, Brian Stone, Program Manager at Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), provided testimony re CAAB's partnership with the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), CAAB's management of CFSA's Making Money Grow Program and to raise awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit for foster youth in the District of Columbia and for the benefit of low- and moderate-income Washingtonians.

  • CAAB Interviewed by Street Sense to Raise EITC Awareness in Washington, DC

    CAAB Interviewed by Street Sense to Raise EITC Awareness in Washington, DC

    March 21, 2019

    At the invitation from Street Sense, Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Acting Executive Director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and Manager of the DC EITC Campaign, was interviewed by Arthur Johnson for the article "These local programs help low- and moderate-income people gt the most from their tax return" on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and its positive impact for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Washington, DC.