Individuals and families across the region have lost income as a result of the pandemic. While a moratorium on evictions has prevented homelessness for many, it has not eliminated or reduced rent itself, which continues to accumulate each month. When the moratorium ends, families without the funds to pay several months of past due rent will face eviction. The good news: Extraordinary investment by the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, Oregon Housing and Community Services andRead More >

Central Oregon—Thanks to a recent award of State funding, NeighborImpact is offering an Energy Assistance Stability Coronavirus Relief (EASCR) program, which provides direct bill payment assistance to qualifying residents in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  NeighborImpact received $860,557 for the program, awarded by Oregon Housing and Community Services. The funds are intended to “help prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus” and are available to individuals who haveRead More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to a recent award of state funding, NeighborImpact is launching a major expansion of its Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year. NeighborImpact’s total slots will increase 43 percent from 445 to 638 children. Head Start is a center based program that integrates high-quality pre-kindergarten education with other critical services to ensure that children are socially, emotionally and educationally ready to enter Kindergarten. It also ensures that children receive medical, dental andRead More >

Central Oregon–  To help ensure an accurate count and the availability of resources in the region, NeighborImpact is celebrating Census Day on July 15. The U.S. Census is the official survey that determines the population of our country. The information gathered in the once a decade census is used to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding is handed out across the country. These dollars are used to fund construction projects and programs aimed atRead More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to funds provided by Northwest Area Foundation, NeighborImpact is helping Central Oregonians save toward their personal goals and better their financial futures by offering a “Goal Savers” program. Each Goal Savers participant identifies a specific financial goal they plan to accomplish upon completion of the program. This goal is entirely individualized and could be anything that helps the individual move toward financial stability. They might save to rent a home, repair a car forRead More >