Her First Home!

Let us introduce you to Nicolette Descoteaux.  A single mother with 3 children. She enrolled in the IDA program offered by Northwest Native Development Fund in 2016. This is a matched savings program that also consists of a set of key education elements. The program would assist her with home buyer education, financial literacy training and a savings account with an 8 to 1 match (up to $4,000) and would teach healthy financial habits.  

“NNDF’s IDA program was an amazing resource.  In addition to the down payment assistance, the program included a homebuyer’s education course which was invaluable – I was able to work through the process with confidence.  I’m proud of myself and look forward to raising my children in our own home.”– Nicolette Descoteaux

We at the NNDF could not be prouder of Nicolette. She worked very hard to achieve this. NNDF’s Program Coordinator Cassandra Waters goes on to say that, “Nicolette is brilliant resilient and a genuine light to our community. She will continue to inspire those working towards similar goals.

Photo credit Roxanne Best, Roxtography.

The Northwest Native Development Fund is a 501c3 non-profit Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the Plateau Native Community in Eastern Washington State.