Our History 

In 1980, a group of citizens committed to improving our city's neighborhoods and communities met around a kitchen table in the Spenard community. Their initial goal was to help reverse their neighborhoods decline by increasing safe, affordable housing, by improving access to attractive places to work, shop, and do business, and by making roadways safer and more welcoming. In 1981, Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. dba NeighborWorks® Anchorage (NWA) was founded.

In order to have greater impact, we elected to adopt NeighborWorks® Anchorage as our business name in 2008. Multiple reasons supported this move to the NeighborWorks® America branded name, including brand recognition, increased awareness on the national level, marketing, connections with peer organizations, and resource development efforts. In 2015, the decision was made to expand statewide, and change our name to NeighborWorks® Alaska, to provide our services to all parts of the Last Frontier.

We now provide an extensive array of community development services. Over the prior four decades, NeighborWorks® Alaska has had a significant impact on improving Anchorage neighborhoods through affordable rental housing, home preservation, lending for homeownership, counseling, neighborhood revitalization, housing construction and rehabilitation, and project consultation.

We believe that all Alaskan should have access to quality affordable and housing.

 

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