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Saving for a Home, $10 at a Time Pennsylvania
Michelle Simmons had one goal: to buy her own home. As a single mother of two, though, it was no easy task. Due in part to an Individual Development Account (IDA), she achieved her goal.…
 
Single Mother Owns Home After Years of Public Housing California
Louisa Padilla - a single mother of three kids - has never been so grateful than she was after buying her first house - a manufactured home in Oakland, California.…
 
Ira and Hazel Cheatham purchased their Portland, Oregon home in 1983. Oregon
Ira and Hazel soon got a call from the lending institution urging the elderly couple to consolidate this loan, along with all their credit card debt, into a single mortgage. According to Ira, the financial institution promised that the couple…
 
From Foreclosure to Homeowner Washington, DC
Lifelong Washington, D.C. resident, Barbara Gray, never thought she would be able to be a homeowner again.…
 
From Homeless to Homeowner Washington, DC
"Both my wife and I had been renting for years," said new homeowner Marvin Talley. "So owning our new home finally gives us a sense of wealth and roots; it's something that is ours."…
 
No More Shelters: IDA Helped Mother of 3 Buy Her First Home Colorado
Just a few years ago, Sunshine Cross had no job, no home, no college education and three sons to care for. Now, she has a job she loves, owns a home, earned her Bachelor's degree and is pursuing her graduate degree.…
 
His Mom Built Their House, He Built His College Education Fund Puerto Rico
David Texidor had big dreams for the future. At age six, he was a first-grader in the SEED program in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, and already knew he was saving his money for a college education.…
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 1 Kansas
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the savings of low-income Individual Development Account (IDA) participants saving for a new home and to support the nonprofits that …
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 2 New Mexico
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals saving for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to the…
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 3 Oregon
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals save for a down payment and support the nonprofits that provide important financial education. …
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 4 Nevada
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals saving for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to the…
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 5 California
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals saving for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to the…
 
From Saver to Homeowner: IDA Success Stories Part 6 Kansas
To help families achieve the goal of homeowner¬ship, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals saving for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education …
 
From Saver to Homeowner: Hassan Rasheed's Story Oregon
To help families achieve the goal of homeownership, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals save for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to …
 
From Saver to Homeowner: Manuel Nava's Story Oregon
To help families achieve the goal of homeownership, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals save for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to …
 
From Saver to Homeowner: Shannon Fox's Story Oregon
To help families achieve the goal of homeownership, Bank of the West has partnered with CFED to match the money that low-income individuals save for a down payment and to support the nonprofits that provide financial education to …
 
The Saeed Family Successfully Saves for a Home California
After months of diligently saving and preparing for homeownership, the Saeed family of Oakland, California achieved their goal and closed on a 4-bedroom, single-family home in October 2012. An immigrant from Yemen, Mr. Saeed and his family of…
 
Len and William Lo Achieve the Dream of Homeownership California
In December 2012, William Lo and his wife Len achieved the dream of homeownership- a dream that at first seemed impossible to reach. With the help from the Alliance for African Assistance's IDA program, the Lo family achieved tangible change…
 
From Paycheck-to-Paycheck to Homeownership Kansas
Julie and Bill have six children and work hard to provide for their family, taking life day-by-day and often living paycheck-to-paycheck – Julie by working at a local gas station and Bill at a local manufacturing company.…
 
Iraqi Man Saves for Home Oregon
Ever since he moved to Portland in 1996, Hassan Rasheed dreamed of owning a home for himself, his wife and their five children. His team of GOALS coordinators at Home Forward, formerly the Housing Authority of Portland, introduced Hassan to…
 

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