Update: We did it!

Because of the support of community members like you, Path to Independence won this $15,000 award to continue working with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Thank you to everyone who made this funding possible!

Help us win $15,000 to go toward ending homelessness. Path to Independence (P2I) – an innovative public-private partnership to provide housing stabilization – is a finalist for the national Strong Communities Award. The award is hosted annually by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to promote leadership and programs that strengthen communities.

Can you give us a minute of your time to help earn funding to support our community? Please vote for Path to Independence by selecting the “First National Bank Alaska” project. You can vote once per day, every day this week (July 15-19) to help us win the grand prize.

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  1. Promote this opportunity to your networks: employees, customers, Alaska businesses and non-profit organizations – every vote counts!
  2. Post call to action images on social media this week, linking to www.fhlbdm.com/award and encouraging Alaskans to vote every day this week for Path to Independence.

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Path to Independence

P2I, an innovative public-private partnership in Anchorage, is helping people experiencing homelessness move into housing and toward self-sufficiency. It came together as a partnership between the Weidner Apartment Homes, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Catholic Social Services, United Way, Municipality of Anchorage, Rasmuson Foundation, First National Bank Alaska (a FHLB Des Moines member lender), and 20 additional funding partners.

Over the past year, P2I has gone from an idea to a fully implemented program that’s helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into housing and toward self-sufficiency, while also engaging landlords and our community in a new way.

The first P2I participant moved in on October 5. As of July 1, P2I has housed 28 households and 57 individuals. The goal is to house 40 households before August 31, 2019.

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