Redmond, OR – NeighborImpact currently has funds available for weatherizing homes for members of the Native American community. NeighborImpact’s Weatherization program provides free weatherization services which can include adding insulation, sealing leaky ducts and repairing heating systems for income-qualified clients. Weatherization staff conduct an on-site energy audit, evaluating and documenting the existing condition of the home.  This information is then used to determine which measures will save the most money on the home’s utility bills. The program is available toRead More >

OHP Assistors NeighborImpact now provides assistance in applying for the Oregon Health Plan with Central Oregon’s only OHP-certified mobile OHP assistor, Elena Sierra. Elena is bilingual, speaks English and Spanish, and can travel to clients to offer assistance applying for and navigating OHP coverage. The Oregon Health Plan is free health coverage for Oregonians who meet income and other criteria and is available for adults as well as children and teens younger than 19, regardlessRead More >

New certification requirements released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stipulate that by August 1, 2020, all housing counseling provided in connection with HUD programs must be provided by HUD Certified Housing Counselors. Housing counseling agencies nationwide are working to certify their counselors before the August deadline. Nationwide, 64 percent of agencies had no certified counselor on staff as of December 2019. By contrast, NeighborImpact now has three certified counselors, including a newly minted counselor, Eric Pashia, who passedRead More >

Redmond, OR – NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year. Head Start integrates high-quality pre-kindergarten education with other critical services such as health services (medical visits; hearing, vision and dental checks); meals and nutrition; and family advocacy. The program serves children 3-5 years of age and their families. NeighborImpact’s Head Start program operates in eight sites in Redmond, Bend, La Pine, and Prineville in Deschutes and Crook counties, Central Oregon’s two most populatedRead More >

Bend, OR – NeighborImpact is partnering with the country’s largest independent drive-thru coffee company, Dutch Bros Coffee, to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. On Friday, Feb. 14, Dutch Bros will celebrate Valentine’s Day with Dutch Luv Day where $1 from each drink sold is donated to organizations dedicated to creating stronger, healthier communities through hunger relief efforts. On average, $1 can provide three meals to families in need. Central Oregon Dutch Bros locations have chosen toRead More >

UPDATE March 13: In order to protect the health of its vulnerable volunteers and clients against Coronavirus, AARP has canceled its free tax preparation services for the remainder of the tax season. Bend, OR – AARP Foundation is providing free tax-aide to Central Oregon residents from February 3 to April 15. NeighborImpact helps to facilitate this service by providing an office location for clients to meet with IRS-certified tax preparers. The program is open to taxpayersRead More >