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CAAB Joins NDI and Other Asset-Building and Disability Rights Organizations in Celebrating ADA@25

At the invitation from the National Disability Institute (NDI), Rich Petersen, Executive Director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), presented at today's ADA@25: Economic Advancement and Financial Inclusion Summit in Washington, DC.

CAAB Joins NDI and Other Asset-Building and Disability Rights Organizations in Celebrating ADA@25

At the invitation from the National Disability Institute (NDI), Rich Petersen, Executive Director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), presented at today's ADA@25: Economic Advancement and Financial Inclusion Summit in Washington, DC.

Petersen talked about CAAB's participation in Reach Outcomes. Achieve Dreams. Succeed (ROADS) to Financial Independence, an initiative aimed at improving the financial well-being and economic security of individuals with disabilities. This initiative, which is piloting with local partners in six communities across the country, will integrate financial counseling with employment, independent living, and other support services that are being provided to individuals with disabilities. ROADS to Financial Independence is an initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the nation’s first federal agency whose sole focus is protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. The initiative will be managed through a contract with NDI.

The ROADS to Financial Independence initiative will provide financial counseling to people with disabilities who are currently working or as they transfer into the workforce. Through the ROADS to Financial Independence initiative, consumers will have the opportunity to complete a financial assessment, and have access to a financial counselor, who will help them set and work towards achieving financial goals such as improved credit scores, lower debt levels and increased personal savings.

CAAB is one of 18 diverse partner organizations from around the country that have been selected to provide financial counseling services as part of the ROADS to Financial Independence initiative. These financial services will be integrated into the work the organizations are already doing. CAAB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future. For ROADS, CAAB looks forward to partnering with ServiceSource to serve the community in the Greater DC Area. 

For more information on ROADS, please visit http://bit.ly/1M5iKnU

 

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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