Access to Transportation

Michael J. George Chaldean Loan Fund - CLF

The Chaldean Loan Fund is designed to provide low interest loans (up to $12,000) to help New Americans purchase a vehicle.

To qualify, loan candidates must:

  • Be a refugee, asylee, or lawful permanent residents residing in the U.S. (Michigan).
  • Have a job
  • Be current on their refugee travel loan (if applicable)
  • Have a co-signer
Candidates meet with a Chaldean Community Foundation case manager, who explains the credit process and the importance of a personal credit score in the United States. Loans are subject to approval by the Michael J. George Chaldean Loan Fund Committee.  
$350,000 In outstanding auto loans
110 Individuals received access to transportation