Central Oregon—Nearly half of Central Oregonians are housing cost burdened: they spend more than 30% of their income on housing expenses. This financial vulnerability puts households at greater risk for bankruptcy or foreclosure. A grant recently awarded to NeighborImpact by Meyer Memorial Trust will help support housing retention for low-income homeowners by providing post-purchase counseling and foreclosure prevention services to Central Oregon residents. NeighborImpact’s HomeSouce program will provide financial coaching or counseling, working with homeownersRead More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact’s board of directors has elected its 2022 officers. There are currently 15 members on the NeighborImpact Board of Directors. Board members must be residents of Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties or the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The NeighborImpact board draws its membership from three segments: elected officials, community members and economically disadvantaged residents. Chad Carpenter of La Pine will continue as board president. Brent Wilkins of Bend will continue as vice president andRead More >

Central Oregon—Distribution of federal rental assistance was a key the topic in the Oregon Legislature’s special session on Monday, December 13. In the end legislators voted to commit another $100 million in additional rental assistance and another $100 million to assist renters facing eviction. Legislators were critical of the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department and its director for what they saw as failure to distribute resources timely, even though Oregon currently ranks fourth among theRead More >

Central Oregon- Nonprofit organization NeighborImpact has opened a new regional office location in the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Located at the Family Resource Center building, this office is dedicated to helping community members apply for services including energy assistance, rental assistance, home weatherization, representative payee and financial capability programs. While Warm Springs residents have had these programs available for many years, this new office location will improve awareness and accessibility for local clients. ItRead More >

Central Oregon— For the eighth year in a row, Oregon Business has awarded NeighborImpact with a 100 Best Nonprofit to Work For title. The title of 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For is awarded annually to qualifying nonprofit organizations that are ranked based on employee satisfaction and importance of 31 workplace qualities in six categories including work environment; management and communications; mission and goals; career development and learning; benefits and compensation; and sustainable practices. ThisRead More >