The Gateway to Homeownership program is designed to propel a young professional to homeownership when it is otherwise not attainable. This program aims to improve credit scores, delivers down payment assistance, and provides an affordable housing option to members with less-than-ideal finances. Team members include: Matt Pillard from First Community Trust, Megan Coffin from Community 1st Credit Union, and Abraham Ramirez from Veridian Credit Union.Read More
Filene engaged with credit union leaders across Iowa over a six-month period to solve big challenges faced by members and community members.
Iowa Savings Account for Various Emergencies (ISAVE)
An ISAVE account aims to prioritize and incentivize emergency savings for all Iowa families. This type of account allows families to place non-taxable funds into an account to better prepare for emergencies such as auto or home repairs, job/income loss, medical and dental expenses, childcare, certain schooling expenses, and pet/vet emergencies. Team members include: Nicole Huber from DuTrac Community Credit Union, Brittany Long from River Community Credit Union, Myranda Reasoner from Greater Iowa Credit Union and Joseph Webb from River Valley Credit Union.Read More
Budget Buckets is an innovative way to combine financial literacy, low interest loans, and a visual app to help people make sure they can meet their monthly expenses while keeping them away from high interest and high fee services such as payday loans. Team members include: John Sutter from AIM Credit Union, Blake Rodemeyer from Linn Area Credit Union, Mike Dosen from North Star Community Credit Union, Megan Redmond from Dupaco Community Credit Union, and Angela LaCroix from 1st Gateway Credit Union.Read More
The Iowa Credit Union League is the non-profit trade association representing the interests of Iowa’s state and federally chartered credit unions and their more than 1.5 million members. ICUL provides Advocacy, Regulatory Compliance, Professional Development, Management Consultation, and Communications & Marketing support. Learn more at iowacreditunions.com.