Central Oregon—Qualified renters may submit applications to the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program(OERAP) for funding to pay rent, rent arrears, future rent and certain home utility costs. NeighborImpact is the regional community action agency partnering with OHCS to administer approximately $12.9 million of OERAP funds in Central Oregon and is available to answer questions and assist folks with completing and submitting applications. “The need for rent assistance during this unexpected and difficult time in history has been constant,” said NeighborImpact Bilingual Rent Relief Specialist, Ingrid Sanchez. “We are very fortunate toRead More >

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 24, 2021 Rachel Haakenson, NeighborImpact Communications Director, 503-206-2423, rachelh@neighborimpact.org From: Joshua Romero, Communications Manager 541-693-2185, jromero@bendoregon.gov Contact: Shelly Smith, Senior Management Anlayst 541-388-5535, shsmith@benoregon.gov City Partners with NeighborImpact to Open Low-barrier Shelter The City of Bend and NeighborImpact have partnered to fund the re-opening of the former winter warming shelter as a low-barrier shelter for unhoused community members. The Shepherd’s House will operate the shelter, located at 275 NERead More >

Central Oregon—Thanks to grant funding provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services and NeighborImpact, The Door warming shelter in La Pine will continue to provide shelter beds and expand services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.   The shelter building, which has been leased and operated by The Door church for the last eight years, was at risk of closing when the building owner listed the property for sale. While The Door was given theRead More >

Central Oregon—Oregon State Representative Jack Zika announced that he is dedicating $800,000 in discretionary federal COVID relief funds to the NeighborImpact Warehouse Expansion Capital Campaign. NeighborImpact’s Food Bank serves Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of individuals served by the food bank increased from 22,000 monthly to a peak of 34,000. The existing warehouse was built in 1992 and distributes moreRead More >