Affordable Housing Projects to be Revealed at Information Fair

Central Oregon—Local affordable housing builders and developers will share information and answer questions about their upcoming affordable housing projects at an information fair at Redmond City Hall on Thursday, March 16.

Presentations will be given from four local affordable builders and developers, including Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity, Kôr Community Land Trust, First Story, and Woodhaven Community Housing. Also Presenting, NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program will share valuable information about homeownership readiness and how to be prepared for a mortgage. Special guests and service providers HousingWorks, Latino Community Association, Paid Leave of Oregon, loanDepot, Umpqua Bank and Washington Trust Bank will distribute information about additional resources available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about guidelines for affordable home qualification and ownership and to ask questions of the presenters and special guests. The event is free and open to the public and snacks will be provided.

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

Affordable Housing Fair

Redmond City Hall, Civic Room 208

Thursday, March 16

5:30 PM

About Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity: Bend-Redmond Habitat builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for families and individuals in Bend and Redmond. We are dedicated to changing lives by bringing people together to help make a difference in our communities through affordable housing. Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has served 215 families with affordable homeownership and repaired 146 homes, providing more than 1000 children and adults a safe, secure, and healthy home. 541.385.5387

About Kor: Kôr community land trust is a nonprofit that creates sustainable, affordable homeownership communities for Central Oregon’s workforce. Using the Community Land Trust model, Kôr ensures that the community will have access to healthy, affordable homes for generations to come.

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 Woodhaven Community Housing: Woodhaven Community Housing develops energy efficient owner-occupied homes using the land trust model. The wait list for their 19 townhome units being built in the upcoming year is now open. Current offerings are in Bend. In the next 2-3 years, Woodhaven Community Housing will have homes available in Madras and Prineville as well. Interested buyers can find more information by emailing

About NeighborImpact: NeighborImpact is a private non-profit governed by a board of directors drawn from across the community. Since 1985, NeighborImpact has led the region in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We help meet the basic needs of Central Oregonians, build economic security and create a community where everyone thrives. NeighborImpact receives federal, state and local grants, foundation grants and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit 
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