Workforce Housing


Canopy Credit Union Launches Rental Assistance Program for Members Facing Hardship

In 2019, Canopy Credit Union, based in Spokane, Washington, received a Workforce Housing Planning grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. The credit union partnered with Strategic Research Associates to use the grant dollars for community focus groups, which examined renters’ needs and the needs of affordable housing agencies.   After assessing opportunities for innovative financial services, Canopy launched a rental assistance loan to help members in low-income and underserved communities in the Spokane area. When the […]

Posted June 24, 2020 in Workforce Housing

NWCUF Awards $295,000 in Latest Round of Workforce Housing Grants to Credit Unions

Credit unions throughout the region continue to focus on workforce housing hurdles within their communities, creating products, services, and partnerships that are directly tackling the problem. To further propel this work, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has awarded several credit unions with workforce housing project and planning grants in the latest round of funding. It’s […]

Posted February 4, 2020 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

Six Seattle-Area Credit Unions Contribute $11 Million to Address Access to Housing Throughout the Metro Region

Credit unions are in-tune with the communities they serve, making it a priority to address financial barriers in their own backyards. One of the most significant issues facing residents across the Northwest is access to housing – and credit unions are tackling it, head-on, in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. A great example of credit union […]

Posted February 4, 2020 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

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Workforce Housing Grant Applications Due Oct. 25

Credit unions interested in applying for a Northwest Credit Union Foundation workforce housing planning or project grant are encouraged to submit their proposed plans by Sept. 13. Final grant applications are due by Oct. 25. Those that submit their proposed plans will receive feedback from NWCUF staff prior to the final application submission. To submit […]

Posted October 23, 2019 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

Workforce Housing Grant Applications due Oct. 25

Credit unions interested in applying for a Northwest Credit Union Foundation workforce housing planning or project grant are encouraged to submit their proposed plans by Sept. 13. Final grant applications are due by Oct. 25. Those that submit their proposed plans will receive feedback from NWCUF staff prior to the final application submission. To submit […]

Posted September 26, 2019 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing