Financial Stability

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A financially-stable community creates a thriving economy and security for families.

One of the most critical issues affecting our community is financial instability. Financial Stability is one of the key factors to building strong and stable families, and in turn, a strong and stable community.

United Way of Mat-Su focuses on solutions to increase financial stability for individuals and families. United Way and its partners help families increase income, build savings and learn financial literacy that will assist them in planning for their futures.

OUR COMMUNITY PLAN

Families and Individuals Achieve Financial Stability and Independence

OUR GOAL

Helping local families and individuals develop the skills and access the tools they need to become financially stable.

OUR STRATEGY

We invest in, and partner with, programs and organizations that target our focus areas (adequate income and essential services) by:

  • providing access to workforce development, adult education, job readiness, training and retention, and vocational skills development

  • providing financial education, debt reduction and credit repair guidance

  • assisting others with affordable housing

  • providing legal intervention, homeownership counseling and education to prevent foreclosure

  • providing financial literacy education, helping families build assets and better manage income

  • providing essential services and basic needs such as food, shelter, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, disaster support or primary healthcare

HOW YOU CAN HELP

By supporting our immediate partners in the community, you can get involved!

Mat-Su Housing and Homelessness Coalition
MSHHC creates and sustains an environment for coordinated services, with a full range of local housing options and resources supported by the community. They are a grant-funded non-profit coalition that was founded in 2008. MSSCH is comprised of representatives from local agencies working in direct service to the homeless population, with housing assistance, and in coordinating services for those in need.

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Mat-Su Project Homeless Connect:

Project Homeless Connect is an annual event providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness, including medical and vision screenings, legal services, food, employment and hygiene assistance, and reconnects participants with their families.

Grant Funding:

Bi-annually many non-profit organizations apply for grants and many times volunteers are needed to help process paperwork. To find out more contact us.

Earned Income Tax Credit Workshops:

Are you certified to help people with taxes? If so, during tax season we would love to have volunteers help others with their taxes, so they know what they are doing, and they are able to file on time and correctly. To find out more contact us.