Central Oregon– The 2020 NeighborImpact Empty Bowls will be like no other in the 19-year history of the event in Central Oregon. Instead of an in-person event where neighbors gather to enjoy a meal and listen to music, families will come together in their own homes to enjoy a home cooked meal with ingredients provided by students from the Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College and all the trimmings provided by local restaurants, coffeeRead More >

Central Oregon– In partnership with NeighborImpact, First Story is providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Sisters, OR. Hayden Homes will  build the homes in  McKenzie Meadows, and  First Story will sell them to qualified applicants through a 30-year, zero interest loan with a  zero down payment. The program is again accepting applications after successfully dedicating three homes to families who applied and qualified for the program last year. For those families, home ownership seemed an impossible accomplishment,Read More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to an 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 76 percent from 445 to 784 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— NeighborImpact is now offering Covid Relief Mortgage Assistance for homeowners who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.  NeighborImpact was awarded a total of $488,969 for the program, funded in part by federal Community Services Block Grant funds provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services, as well as funding awarded by City of Bend and Deschutes County. NeighborImpact’s COVID Relief Mortgage Assistance will help clients become current on their mortgage, receive mortgage paymentRead More >

Madras, OR – The City of Madras has just been awarded a grant that allows them to provide funding to support small businesses and micro enterprises financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. NeighborImpact wrote the grant application on behalf of the City of Madras and will operate the program on their behalf. Funding for the program came in the form of a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which was awarded to the City ofRead More >