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our community is now over 450 organizations strong!
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Every month leading up to July we will be giving you a sneak peek into our upcoming Symposium. Here's your sneak peek for May...

The agenda. It's amazing!  Take a look and see for yourself.
For additional details and to reserve your space and take advantage of the hotel discount (only available until June 2nd) click here. CBA members please enter this promotional code to receive a discount- CBAMember.

For those already registered, THANK YOU!

The CFPB just published a report that confirms why the work that CBA members do-- in helping their clients to build credit-- is so important.

They found that 26 million Americans are “credit invisible.” This figure indicates that one in every 10 adults does not have any credit history with a nationwide consumer reporting agency (NCRA). The report also found that Black consumers, Hispanic consumers, and consumers in low-income neighborhoods are more likely to have no credit history with a NCRA or not enough current credit history to produce a credit score.

The report also found that:
  • 19 million consumers have unscored credit records;
  • consumers in low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be credit invisible or to have an unscored record; and
  • Black and Hispanic consumers are more likely to have limited credit records.
You can read the full report here.

Funding Opportunity: Assets for Independence (AFI) Demonstration Program
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Community Services (OCS) is seeking applications for the Assets for Independence (AFI) demonstration program.

Understanding the AFI Program: A webinar on May 13th introduced AFI program requirements, which gives applicants important context for their project design and application. It also invited prospective applicants to think through how AFI IDAs fit their organizations, communities, and clients. This webinar is most useful for first-time applicants and organizations with new staff. This webinar can be viewed in the archives at this link.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please email:

Contact CBA at for more information about how IDA’s and credit building can work together!

Events/ Webinars

  • CBA Credit as an Asset Trainings On May 14th in New Orleans, LA, on May 20th in New York, NY and on May 27th in Salt Lake City, UT. CBA will provide its signature training to nonprofit practitioners. 
  • Operation Hope webinar series In May a 3-part webinar series is scheduled for the Operation Hope network. 
  • Financial Abuse Affecting Youth On May 18th CBA will participate in a discussion hosted by FINRA on this topic of interest to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. 
  • Economic Inclusion: Building Credit On May 27th CBA will participate in a series of discussions to improve the financial health of residents in Washington, DC. Event organizers are CBA member Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and the Richmond Federal Reserve, among others.
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