I’m grateful for the IDA program because it’s giving me the opportunity to save, earn matching funds, and achieve my goals much faster than I could have expected.
Using her IDA savings, Greta hired a contractor to repair the roof on her house, insulate the living room, bathroom, and laundry area, and do significant work on the bathroom flooring.
Melissa Waheneka opened her IDA account in August 2010, with the goal of repairing a home her husband Harlan and she had recently inherited from his grandmother.
In August 2010, Gordon became one of WSCAT’s first IDA clients, with the long term goal of opening an auto repair business.
As part of WSCAT’s SuperSaver program, Jeannie was able to save $7,200, including $6,000 in State matching funds, over a 13-month period.
With the goal of getting a degree from Oregon State University (OSU) Cascades, James opened an IDA account matched with federal funding from the Assets for Independence Initiative (AFI), and began saving his own hard-earned dollars.
In February 2014, Sara Dowty opened an IDA account with the goal of buying a home for her family, including her fiancé Jacob, her four-year old daughter, and their one-year old son.
Ms. Waheneka began saving in an IDA so that she could pay for her schooling at COCC. Within six months, she had met her savings goal and had enough money to pay for her first year of school.