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Strength at Safe Harbor Muldoon

By Emi Bartholomew
In 2014, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) bought Safe Harbor Muldoon, a housing facility, in order to support families currently experiencing or facing imminent homelessness with everything from housing to child care and employment assistance.

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Building a Home: Construction and Perseverance

By Emi Bartholomew
On May 1, 15 families in Soldotna finally had a place to call home. After almost two years of laboring together on the construction of one another’s homes, they passed their final inspection by the City of Soldotna and began the process of moving in.

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Youth Development through Kayak Building

By Emi Bartholomew
During late January, world-renowned Greenlandic kayaker and builder Maligiaq Padilla worked alongside Kokhanok children, teachers, and parents carving locally sourced wood.

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RurAL CAP program puts elders in the classroom

By Ariane Aramburo
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Most everyone at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School knows who you’re talking about when you say “Grandma Rosemary.”
Elder mentor, “Grandma” Rosemary working with a student at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School.

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New Domestic Violence Shelter Coming to YK-Delta

By Emily Hofstaedter – knom.org.
The community of Hooper Bay has never had a domestic violence shelter before but that is expected to change in January, 2020. At that time, shelter staff say they hope to be operating a 24/7 shelter to serve women and their children.

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Certified USDA Rural Development 502 Direct Mortgage Loan Packager

RurAL CAP is pleased to announce that we are a certified USDA Rural Development 502 direct mortgage loan packager.  RurAL CAP is certified to accept 502 direct mortgage loan applications from potential home buyers for the purchase of a modest home in Rural Alaska.  We offer a pre-screening process to determine if a potential home buyer may qualify for this …

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Getting to the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

By Amanda Abrams – shelterforce.org.
In some ways, dealing with the opioid epidemic is a natural fit for community development groups. At the heart, it’s often a problem of poverty: a lack of jobs and opportunities. Here’s how CDCs are using their skills to address the crisis.