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...
Nikki’s Getting Back on Her Feet

Nikki’s Getting Back on Her Feet

Editor’s note: this was submitted by Nikki and is her original reflections on her experience with avoiding foreclosure through LaCasa’s services. I have only added labels to her reflections. Thanks Nikki! Hardship hits: Last year I found out I was...
Crystal Gets Her Home

Crystal Gets Her Home

Tackling a goal like owning a home can feel daunting. Especially for a single mother. Crystal Marrufo did it though! She recently became another successful homeowner through LaCasa’s Dream$avers IDA program and Habitat for Humanity. It started when she heard...