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Horizon Nearly Triples Affordable Housing Donation

BOISE, ID – Horizon Credit Union has helped make a lasting impact in the Treasure Valley area. On Thursday June 15, the credit union presented a $12,192 donation to NeighborWorks Boise, almost triple their initial $3,500. Additional funds came from partnering with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines through their Member Impact Fund. This matching grant program provides more than $2 for every $1 contributed by eligible organizations in qualifying states and territories.

Through this partnership, Horizon was able to increase their donation amount by $9,144. The combined amount will significantly support affordable housing and community development needs in the Treasure Valley area.

“Horizon focuses on 3 main pillars of community stewardship: health, hunger and education. NeighborWorks Boise also focuses on these areas in many ways,” said Gaby Blumenfeld, community engagement specialist at Horizon and previous community engagement coordinator at NeighborWorks Boise. “We are excited to team up with another organization that wants to make a difference in our neighbors’ lives.”

NeighborWorks Boise plans to use these donated funds to help seniors remain in their existing homes by making modifications to increase livability and sustainability while providing regular maintenance and upkeep. They also plan to use funds to expand their HomeSharing Program, which helps facilitate compatible living arrangements for households with available space. By focusing on affordable housing and community development, both organizations aim to create lasting positive change in Treasure Valley.

“NeighborWorks Boise has helped improve lives throughout the Boise region for 40 years. It’s an honor to support the important work they do. And especially to nearly triple our donation through the Member Impact Fund,” said Kathleen Schilb, community engagement manager. “We look forward to continuing to partner with NeighborWorks in their efforts to bolster affordable housing.”

Horizon Credit Union presents a $12,192 check to NeighborWorks Boise on Thursday June 15. Pictured from left to right: Ron Paucar, Inga Hadder, Gaby Blumenfeld, Amber Dolphin-King, Cassie Borges, Anthony Quinones, Mitchell Lee and Bud Compher.