Nonprofit News and Events
C.O. Homeless Leadership Coalition awarded Tier II HUD Funding For Rapid Rehousing in Central Oregon
Central Oregon nonprofits will be awarded more than $569,000 in 2016 in order to help address homelessness in our region. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the list of Continuum of Care awards which included Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) agencies NeighborImpact and Families Forward.
NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program has partnered with the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance to offer Seed to Supper, a free comprehensive 4-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.
Sisters Habitat for Humanity and NeighborImpact welcome the public to attend an informational meeting to learn more about services offered to qualified individuals in the Sisters area including free weatherization services, free home energy audits, energy assistance, no cost or low‐cost home repair, and 0% loans for home or septic repairs, ramps, roof repair, and exterior painting.
NeighborImpact is seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and its committees. NeighborImpact is the region’s largest nonprofit social services provider. The agency anticipates three vacancies on its 15 member board in 2015. Economically disadvantaged applicants and those who work with the economically disadvantaged are invited to apply. Vacancies are anticipated in seats representing Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. (Economically disadvantaged individuals earn 80 percent of the area median income or less. Area-media income is $47,500 for a family of four in Deschutes County. The amount is less for smaller households and single-person households.)
NeighborImpact Awarded $100,000 grant for Down Payment Assistance to Help Low‐Income Central Oregonians
NeighborImpact has received a $100,000 grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to help create and preserve homeownership in Central Oregon. This grant, submitted in September, is to be used to provide closing costs and down payment assistance for low‐ and very lowincome Oregonians and to decrease the gap in minority homeownership.
Across Central Oregon many people are making difficult choices. They need to choose which bill to pay first or whether to pay the energy bill, for necessary medication, or to put food on the table. It is difficult for many people, especially for low‐income families and the elderly. In order to help lift this burden and meet the growing need for energy assistance in Central Oregon, the NeighborImpact Energy Assistance program recently expanded their availability for appointments.