Newcomers Initiative

Affordable Financing for Immigration Services

Ascentra Credit Union has partnered with area providers of low-cost immigration services to offer affordable financing for services such as:

  • Adjustment of status
  • Family-based petitions
  • Naturalization and more.

The Newcomers Initiative is a program that allows individuals to finance these costs and establishing or improve their credit score while introducing many to mainstream financial services provided by a trusted financial institution.  

Watch this powerful testimonial from one of the first participants of this program. 


Ascentra has been able to provide these services at the low interest rate of 3.15% APR* by leveraging generous grant opportunities. This program also provides financial education opportunities for all participants.


To access these special loans or to learn more about the program, visit or call one of these community partners:



Diocese of Davenport Diocesan Immigration Program

Phone: 563-324-1911


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

708 West Central Park Avenue

Davenport, Iowa 52804

Fax: 563:888-4383

The Newcomers Initiative program at the Diocesan Immigration Program is possible thanks to a generous award from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.


Esperanza Legal Assistance Center

Phone: 309-732-0047

Monday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

335 5th Avenue #208

Moline, Illinois 61265


The Newcomers Initiative program at Esperanza Legal Assistance Center is made possible thanks to a generous grant from Global Communities.


Diversity Service Center of Iowa

Phone: 563-264-8883 

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1514 Isett Avenue

Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Fax: 563-264-8088


The Newcomers Initiative program at Diversity Service Center of Iowa is made possible thanks to a generous grant from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesInclusiv, and Northwest Area Foundation


*Annual Percentage Rate. For example: A 12 month loan for $1,000 at 3.15% APR would result in 12 monthly payments of $84.80. Loan terms subject to change.

Ascentra accepts Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) along with proper identification to establish membership.