Affordable Housing Information Fair

Central Oregon—Local affordable housing builders and developers will share information and answer questions about upcoming affordable housing projects at an information fair at Redmond City Hall on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The event is generously sponsored by Hayden Homes and is offered through a collaboration between NeighborImpact HomeSource, Habitat for Humanity Bend-Redmond, Habitat for Humanity Sisters, Habitat for Humanity LaPine Sunriver, Thistle and Nest, Rooted Homes, and First Story.

The Affordable Homeownership Fair is an excellent opportunity for residents of Central Oregon to learn about various pathways to homeownership. The evening will commence with a brief educational introduction, followed by insightful presentations from several affordable housing builders and developers. Attendees will receive crucial information about upcoming application cycles, qualification criteria, and the next steps to take in the journey toward owning a home.

Special guests specializing in lending and fair housing will also be present to provide additional resources and answer questions. This is a free event, open to the public, and aims to empower individuals and families by providing the knowledge and tools needed to achieve homeownership.

Join us and learn everything you need to know about affordable housing in Central Oregon!

Affordable Housing Fair

Redmond City Hall, Civic Room 207 & 208

Thursday, May 30

5:30 PM

About Hayden Homes: We provide the highest quality work while delivering the greatest value on each and every new home that we build. We hire and source materials locally. We partner with nonprofits, provide the dream of homeownership to deserving families, and empower every team member to be the next generation of givers.

About Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.

About Thistle & Nest: Thistle & Nest uses a land trust model to address the challenge of affordable housing in a manner that is permanent in nature. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide services, support, purchase opportunities, and stewardship for buyers of affordable owner-occupied housing. Thistle & Nest was formed in March of 2023 as part of the triad develop-build-nonprofit partnership that will have 30 homes available for purchase in 2024.

About First Story: Now celebrating its 25th year, First Story addresses the affordable housing crisis in the Pacific Northwest with an integrated approach that gives individuals a hand up to homeownership while encouraging inclusivity. First Story collaborates with its founding partner, homebuilder Hayden Homes, to construct move-in ready homes in existing communities. The homes are then sold to individuals and families earning 80 percent of area median income or below through First Story’s innovative loan program, which provides loans at zero-down, zero-percent interest for 30 years.

About Rooted Homes: RootedHomes provides environmentally sustainable and permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for those who contribute to the fabric of the Central Oregon economy and community. RootedHomes envisions sustainable, equitable communities where everyone can afford to live where they work and play. The organization values affordability, sustainability, and equitable access to homeownership.

About NeighborImpact HomeSource: HomeSource provides skill-building tools and resources that help people understand, grow and protect their financial life, from opening their first savings account to homeownership. Home Buyer programs focus on the process of and resources for successful home purchase. Homeowner services include home preservation, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage and mortgage assistance. HomeSource offers group education (virtual, in-person or self-paced), one-on-one counseling, match savings programs and more.