Financial Opportunity Center
Build Your Credit and Savings: Financial Opportunity Center Provides 1:1 Financial Coaching
NWU is integrating the Dream$avers IDA (Individual Development Account) program into a new model of service delivery. The Financial Opportunity Center model provides employment and career counseling (though strategic partnerships with existing organizations), one-on-one financial coaching and education and low-cost financial products that help build credit, savings and assets.
NWU’s FOC model will facilitate clients connecting with providers who offer income supports such as food stamps, utilities assistance and affordable health insurance. The cornerstone of the FOC model is providing these services in an integrated way—rather than as stand-alone services like the IDA program—and with a long-term commitment to helping clients reach their goals.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an FOC coach, please call 541-673-4909.
IDA Dream$avers Program Changes
With the passage of House Bill 4212 during the Special Session that ended on June 26, the funding sources and administrative regulations for the statewide IDA program are changing. In anticipation of these changes, we at NWU will not be able to accept any 2020 Dream$avers IDA applications at this time.
If you are a current IDA customer and have questions about the program, please reach out to your coach.