IDA Matched Savings Programs

Ceiba partners with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to provide Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) – structured savings programs that provide matching funds for participants who meet their savings goal and complete financial education. Since 2007, Ceiba’s IDA program has graduated 28 participants.

 First time homebuyers who save $2,000, complete 6 hours of financial literacy education, and participate in 5 hours of housing counseling are eligible to receive $4,000 in matching funds. Funds may be used for downpayment or closing costs. 

Ceiba is now accepting applications for the IDA program. If you are interested in registering for the IDA program, you MUST register for one of the Application/Information Sessions. Below are the times and dates of these sessions. To register for one of the sessions or to receive more information, please send your name and contact information to or call (215) 634-7245. 
Please bring your completed application and all required supporting documents to the information session.