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Non-Traditional Credit-Building Strategies

Presentation by Dara Duguay, Executive Director of Credit Builders Alliance, presented at the May 27th "Building-Credit" event in Washington, DC.

Non-Traditional Credit-Building Strategies

Dara Duguay
Executive Director
Credit Builders Alliance

On May 27, 2015, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and partners hosted 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 considered current research and best practices. This "Credit-Building" focused on proven and emerging strategies to help consumers build credit and to increase acceptance of alternative approaches to credit-building. Participants had access to  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





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