Affordable Workforce Housing

Credit unions across our region are uniquely positioned to think creatively and leverage resources to help address the critical issue of affordable workforce housing.  Whether it’s single family homes in rural Eastern Idaho, or large multifamily apartment buildings in Seattle, one thing remains abundantly clear:  our credit unions want to step up and achieve measurable impact for our members and our communities in the space of affordable workforce housing.

Read the Affordable Workforce Housing RFP – Applications Due by 5 p.m. PST on Sept. 14, 2018>

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Financial Reality Fairs

Make an impact on your community through financial education. Host a Financial Reality Fair or collaborate with one of our financial education nonprofit partners to bring financial education programs to your local schools.

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MESA | Matched Education Savings Account

With student loan debt nationally totaling more than $1.2 trillion, families are looking for alternative ways to pay tuition. Fortunately, NWCUF and local credit unions have found a way to help.

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Here’s an opportunity for credit unions to help women, minority, veteran and immigrant small-business owners in communities in Washington and Oregon.   This partnership provides micro enterprise 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 a group of Northwest credit unions began raising money for sick children. Their idea was adopted nationally in 1996. Today, Credit Unions for Kids is the third largest fundraiser for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and has raised more than $150 million for the kids.

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