Nonprofit News and Events
The Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) has released a new program designed for homeowners who are on a fixed income and struggling to make their mortgage payment.
For qualifying individuals, the Principal Reduction program will pay up to $50,000 to reduce the unpaid principal balance of the mortgage so that the loan may be re-amortized resulting in a sustainable lower monthly payment. For those with mortgage balances less than $50,000, the program has the potential to pay off the remainder of their mortgage, eliminating future payments. And for those with larger mortgages, the program will significantly reduce the total amount owed and therefore lower the monthly mortgage payment.
On September 10 Central Oregon residents and volunteers will revitalize Central Oregon and celebrate what makes it unique, as part of a week-long celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week.
• Robberson Ford, Newport Market and Erickson's Thriftway are collecting jars of peanut butter May 1st through May 15th to meet a growing need during the summer months to feed hungry children
• The Peanut Butter Drive is part of Ford Focus on Child Hunger, a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford dealers to eliminate child hunger through support of community food banks
Awareness around lead in our drinking water in Oregon is rising and some schools in our state have had issues with high levels of lead in their drinking water. Given that children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because their bodies absorb metals at higher rates than adults, NeighborImpact thought it necessary to test all Head Start sites in our service area.
NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.