$2,500 contribution from American West Bank helps Home Partnership Foundation prevent homelessness

$2,500 contribution from American West Bank helps Home Partnership Foundation prevent homelessness

COEUR D’ALENE, ID – August 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, was recently awarded a $2,500 contribution from AmericanWest Bank. These funds are being directed by St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, allowing them to help more North Idaho families on the brink of homelessness through the H.E.L.P. Center located at 201 E. Harrison Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

“This donation will help meet a great need at a time when many Idaho families are confronting homelessness for the first time,” said Deanna Ward, Home Partnership Foundation development director. “Generous donations from the community such as this grant from AmericanWest Bank allow us to assist people throughout Idaho build a strong foundation for their lives through stable, safe, and affordable housing.”

This past year alone, the Foundation—the state’s only 501(c)(3) housing foundation dedicated to helping those in need—granted $735,000 to support homeless shelters, provide financial counseling and budgeting skills to prevent and avoid foreclosure and eviction actions, and to help qualified individuals purchase homes.

“Homelessness is surging here in Kootenai County and it will require a collective community effort to turn the tides, which is why we are assisting important organizations like Home Partnership Foundation,” said Pat Braddock, AmericanWest Bank North Idaho Regional Manager. “I am so impressed with the H.E.L.P. Center—they are making a true impact by providing a lifeline to local families.”

AmericanWest Bank is a community bank with a growing customer-base in the Coeur d’Alene-Hayden area. Headquartered in Spokane, the bank has nine financial centers in North Idaho and 58 locations overall in Idaho, Washington, and Utah.

Community contributions are needed to help additional Idaho families at risk of homelessness. To make a charitable tax-deductible donation to the Home Partnership Foundation online, visit www.homepartnershipfoundation.org; or send a check to the Home Partnership Foundation, P.O. Box 7899, Boise, ID 83707-1899; or via telephone at (208) 424-7010. Donations made through the online donation system can be as small as $5, an amount which can provide a night’s refuge for someone facing homelessness.

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The mission of the Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to strengthen communities across Idaho by encouraging direct community investments that will increase and preserve safe, affordable housing; make new forms of workforce housing available; support shelters and shelter services for Idaho’s homeless and most disadvantaged; and strengthen the financial independence of Idaho residents. Click here to become a fan of the Foundation on Facebook.

Contact:
Lisa Davis lisad (at) ihfa (dot) org
IHFA Public & Media Relations Officer
208-331-4858
Deanna Ward deannaw (at) ihfa (dot) org
Home Partnership Foundation Development Director
208-424-7010

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