NYC DREAMer Loan Fund Helps DACA Recipients Pursue the American Dream
In partnership with the New Economy Project, Juntos Avanzamos-designated Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union has helped hundreds of New Yorkers secure an interestfree loan from the NYC DREAMer Loan Fund, which helps immigrants cover the costs of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Thanks to the DREAMer Loan Fund, Brooklyn Coop member Luz, a Queens resident who immigrated with her family from Mexico, has been able to find a job, cash checks, pay her bills, pay taxes and begin building a credit history.
“Now I’m not afraid to go out and apply for a job," says Luz. "I feel more comfortable with myself. I just want to give thanks for this big opportunity I have in my life. It’s just so wonderful and I feel so happy.”