Dreamer Loan Programs: The Power of Partnerships with Community Development Credit Unions

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Michael Kavate

ADVISORY (Nov. 11, 2016) - Before consulting this resource, please first review the resource page we have assembled on how to proceed given the possible cancellation of the DACA program. In particular, consider United We Dream's recommendations, Immigrant Legal Resource Center's factsheet, and National Immigration Law Center's guidance, all of which address issues for DACA beneficiaries and would-be applicants.

With the goal of helping philanthropy understand funding opportunities in this sector, this report provides an overview of five Dreamer Loan programs; identifies their common and distinguishing features; and underscores timely financial empowerment opportunities presented by DACA. This report also considers how philanthropy can help replicate such loan programs in various regions of the country.