Workforce Housing Initiative 

Northwest credit unions are positioned to strategically approach workforce housing, a critical issue in our region. NWCUF recognizes that housing comes in all shapes and sizes, from single family homes in rural eastern Idaho to multifamily apartment buildings in Seattle. Our credit unions are actively working to relieve the financial burden being placed on their members due to our region’s scarcity of workforce housing options. NWCUF is working with credit unions to identify and engage in opportunities to implement housing-solutions across our region.

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Financial Reality Fairs

Host a financial reality fair or collaborate with with one of our nonprofit education partners to bring financial education programs to your local high schools.

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MESA | Matched Education Savings Account

Student loan debt has exceeded $1.2 trillion and families are actively seeking alternative funding sources. Fortunately, the NWCUF and local credit unions have found a way to help.

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Our credit unions offer microlending resources to help women, minority, veteran, and immigrant small business owners throughout Oregon and Washington communities. This partnership provides microenterprise loans and business owner consulting, education, and training provided by business school students as part of their curriculum.

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Credit Unions for Kids 

Credit Unions for Kids is one of the Northwest legacies we’re most proud of. The credit union movement’s charity of choice was born in 1986 when northwest credit unions began raising funding for sick children. Their mission was nationally adapted in 1996. Today, Credit Unions for Kids is the third largest fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network’s 170 hospitals, exceeding $150 million donor funds raised.

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