Strong, Financially Stable Families Are Our Foundation
It is our goal that all Anchorage residents are housed, financially stable and have the opportunity to increase their income and save for the future – to build a sustainable and hopeful life in our community. When individuals or families are in financially precarious positions their health is impacted as well as their opportunities – being unable to afford healthcare or education options that could advance their career can keep them from achieving financial stability.
Did you know:
- It takes $53,000 a year in salary to afford a 2 bedroom apartment in Anchorage, and over 17,000 families in Anchorage are earning less?
- Average annual wages in the retail and tourism industry is $25,000?
- Calls for assistance with basic needs (food, shelter, utility bills) to Alaska 2-1-1 made up 30% of all referrals in 2019?
Bringing financial stability resources to our residents.
By working together as a community, we are able to bring tools and resources to our residents that will get them on the right track to building financial stability and ensuring a strong future for themselves and their families. With your support, we can continue to increase the number of individuals and families who benefit from education, assistance and support in the financial area of their lives.
Free Tax Preparation
Just one of the ways we are helping families reach financial stability. The cost of knowledgeable tax preparation can be out of reach for some causing them to miss out on refunds that can make a huge difference in their lives.
Alaskans are proving you can start small and think big! Alaska Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. These tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving.
WALK IN MY SHOES
Brings Reality of Financial Instability to Life
Our interactive web experience depicts real life scenarios faced by many of the more than 17,000 families living on the financial edge in Anchorage. With limited income and everything from medical payments and unexpected expenses to child care issues, your challenge will be to make it to the end of the month. The reality of walking in someone else’s shoes can be a real eye opener. Take the walk today!
Who Are Our Partners?
,AARP Alaska, AARP Foundation TaxAide, Alaska 2-1-1, Alaska Public Interest Research Group, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Anchorage Baptist Temple, Anchorage Public Library, Anchorage Senior Activity Center, Better Business Bureau, Boys and Girls Club, Chugiak Eagle River Senior Center, Cook Inlet Lending Center, Credit Union 1, Girdwood Library, Goodwill Job Connections, Internal Revenue Service, Military OneSource, Money Management International, Municipality of Anchorage, NeighborWorks Alaska, Nine Star Education and Employment Services, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Wells Fargo, YWCA