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...
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...