CAAB

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Credit-Building in DC: What's New & What's Working

CAAB and Partners Invite you to join the second in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first meeting in February, and future sessions, this meeting will consider current research and best practices. This session will focus on proven and emerging strategies to help consumers build credit and to increase acceptance of alternative approaches to credit-building. Participants can expect a robust discussion about cross-sector credit strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

 

Economic Inclusion:

A Series of Discussions to Improve Financial Health in DC

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development

Comptroller of the Currency

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

United Way of the National Capital Area

 

 

Invite you to join the second in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first meeting in February, and future sessions, this meeting will consider current research and best practices. This session will focus on proven and emerging strategies to help consumers build credit and to increase acceptance of alternative approaches to credit-building. Participants can expect a robust discussion about cross-sector credit strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

According to a report recently released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), there are

 

Economic Inclusion: Building Credit

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Includes Networking Lunch catered by Union Kitchen)

Where: R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032 (http://stelizabethseast.com/rise-dc/about-rise/

Speakers will include Jeanne Hogarth of the Center for Financial Services Innovation and Dara Duguay of the Credit Builders Alliance and representatives of DC-based nonprofit organizations who are drafting or implementing new credit-building tools. 

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register at http://1.usa.gov/1KSoznW

Future sessions of this series will consider new financial products for unbanked and under-banked households and will aim to develop a financial inclusion action plan for DC.

Questions or suggestions? Contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, jleitmann-santacruz@caab.org (202) 419-1440 x 102 or Ellen Janes, ellen.janes@rich.frb.org (410) 576-3389.

How to give

Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

or send a check or money order to
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 H Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005