Changing her life

Changing her life

IDA client Teresa Rodriguez was interviewed by her IDA counselor, Joel Zwier. “What I liked most about working with LaCasa was learning ways to increase savings.  I realized that I wasted lots of money,” Teresa said.  “The Money for Life class helped me learn how to...
Respectful and Empowering

Respectful and Empowering

When we asked what she most appreciated about LaCasa, Jillian de Moya said, “What I appreciated about LaCasa was that it was both respectful and empowering me towards financial management. That, and helping me attain home security by buying my first home.” Jillian was...
Pleasant Surprises and Persistence

Pleasant Surprises and Persistence

Our Financial Capabilities Counselor, Joel Zwier, sat down with his client, Amy Yoder, and asked about her experience with LaCasa. Q: What impacted you in the time you worked with LaCasa? A: “During the Money for Life class we went over a worksheet that dealt with...
True Grit

True Grit

Taylor Fields had serious obstacles between her and her dream of home ownership, but she didn’t back down. “My first time applying for a Dream$avers matched savings account, back in 2014, I got turned down. That was very discouraging, not getting in.  I went home and...

Miguel Angel’s Success Story

[This story was submitted by LaCasa’s Financial Capabilities Counselor, Joel Zwier] When asked which of his activities with LaCasa impacted him the most, Miguel Angel Amador Corona said, “The homeowner class, especially the part about coming to closing, was...

Motivation to Save

Osée Tshiwape came to the United States from Congo six years ago. He was one of the lucky 50,000 recipients of the “Diversity Visa Lottery” that year, a State Department program that allows access to a green card for immigrants of certain countries. When Osée became...