Northwest Plus Credit Union Donates $10k for Emergency Student Housing

June 13, 2024

Everett Schools

Northwest Plus Credit Union recently donated $10,000 to the Everett Community College Foundation for emergency housing for students.

The donation will directly benefit 10 EvCC students facing housing insecurity, including five who live in housing on campus, with $1,000 each.

“This donation from NW Plus CU comes at a critical time,” said Kristen McConaha, Executive Director of College Advancement and the EvCC Foundation. “The number of requests from EvCC students for emergency funding for housing is at an all-time high.”

The requests come both from students living in one of two EvCC dorms and from students living elsewhere.

Three out of 10 Washington college students experienced housing insecurity the previous year, and one out of 10 experienced homelessness in the previous year, according to a 2023 report from the Washington Student Achievement Council and Western Washington University.

“As a not-for-profit member-owned financial institution, we empower people to build brighter futures for themselves,” said Torrie Ramos, NW Plus CU CEO. “Supporting EvCC students facing housing insecurity is one way we accomplish this mission.”

NW Plus CU also offered a free budgeting basics class for EvCC students on May 14 and plans to offer similar classes in the future.


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