Feels like Family

Feels like Family

Maria Muha had a goal of home ownership when she came to Lacasa. She told us how she felt about her experience here. “I have learned so much from Lacasa; Money for Life in particular.  Learning how to budget money… it has helped me so much.  All of the classes are...
Dreams Realized

Dreams Realized

Anidia and José Guerrero came to Lacasa and took the Money4Life classes.   They were asked afterward if they would have achieved their goal without working with Lacasa.  Answering honestly, Anidia said, “Yes, we would have; but it would have taken us much longer.  The...
Focus on IDA

Focus on IDA

We feature posts about our IDA clients. But do you really know what an IDA is?  It stands for Individual Development Account. According to Prosperity Now, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for low-income families and communities in the United...
Saving for Nursing School

Saving for Nursing School

Kaitlyn DeVries is in her senior year of Nursing School at IUSB. She worked with Jessica George, IDA Counselor for lacasa. “I knew lacasa helped the community,” Kaitlyn said, “but I thought it was just mortgages and that kind of thing. Then I heard from a friend who...
Surprised by a surplus

Surprised by a surplus

Dynisha heard of the Dream$avers IDA program from her mother a few years ago, but didn’t apply right away. In April 2016, she took the plunge to see if she was eligible.  She worked first with Jessica George, and then was transferred to Joel Zwier to finish the...