Tax Client Joins IDA Program and Becomes a Homeowner

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When Carmen first began participating in Ceiba’s programs, she was a tenant in a rental unit owned by the Norris Square Civic Association, one of Ceiba’s member organizations. Over a three-year period, Ceiba helped her to file her income taxes, successfully complete the Ceiba IDA Homeownership program, and receive one-on-one counseling to buy a home developed by the Associacion de Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM). Today, Carmen is a homeowner with the skills to maintain her family’s financial stability. Ceiba continues to provide Carmen with free tax preparation services – and now also counts Carmen’s daughter as one of its clients.