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Pinch Me! I Found My Dream Home

Rosa Ruiz* had always wanted to own a home, but felt like it was beyond her grasp. “I never thought it would happen for me,” the 41 year-old single mother…

Demystifying Credit: FIRST STEPS

We’ve all heard of credit, but for many of us, what it is and how it works remain somewhat of a mystery. The word itself, “credit,” is derived from the…

Rising Above Rising Costs

It seems these days, everywhere you go, the prices of everything from a pack of gum to the weekly groceries keeps increasing at a steady pace, including possible new fees…

Starting Over

When Maricela’s landlord stopped collecting her rent so that he could evict her for non-payment, she had to act fast! As a counselor at Spanish Coalition for Housing, Maricela knew…