Deschutes County Commissioners awarded NeighborImpact $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to apply toward the construction of a new food program warehouse. NeighborImpact plans a 10,000 square foot structure. The food program will use the existing warehouse for emergency distribution. Commenting on the project’s significance, Commissioner Phil Chang said, “Many families are struggling to make ends meet. The food bank is a lifeline for those people, and we need to increase itsRead More >

NeighborImpact has remaining funds, provided by a Community Development Block Grant awarded to the City of Madras by Business Oregon, for small businesses and microenterprises that were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. NeighborImpact submitted the Community Development Block Grant application and administers the program on behalf of Madras. The small business grants, of up to $20,000 each, incentivized retaining low-income jobs throughout the pandemic. The first round of funds directly supported the retention ofRead More >

NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance program has partnered with the City of Bend to provide a bill payment assistance program for water utility bills. This program is aimed toward assisting COVID impacted households who receive water services through the City of Bend. Eligible households must meet the following four criteria: must have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic, must have a water utility account through the City of Bend, water utility bill must be in a household member’s name, must meet low income guidelines for 60%Read More >

NeighborImpact’s Weatherization Program is accepting applications from residents of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to help lower energy costs and increase the durability of their homes. The Weatherization Program provides free services to income-qualified renters or homeowners living in manufactured and stick-built homes. The program is currently scheduling home energy audits for qualified applicants. Apply today and have a more comfortable, energy-efficient home by winter.  Services provided include insulation forRead More >

NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance program has secured funding to assist residents of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs with energy  costs. NeighborImpact applies bill payment assistance  toward residents’ electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood/pellet bills as a lump-sum payment. Individuals whose income falls at or below sixty percent of the state median income level qualify for these services. It is important that residents apply now;  Oregon Public Utility CommissionRead More >

Redmond, OR– In an effort to continue to prevent foreclosure in Oregon, the Oregon Housing Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) is temporarily opening its Mortgage Payment Assistance (MPA-U) program for unemployed homeowners. Potentially eligible applicants can submit their online application every other week (opens on Wednesdays) on OHSI’s website at The MPA-U program provides a benefit of up to $20,000 in mortgage payments and up to $40,000 to reinstate loans that are in default for eligibleRead More >

Bend, OR – NeighborImpact’s 12-month mortgage assistance program will be accepting its final applications during the month of March. After March, the state-funded program will close and will no longer accept applications. Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply now. The 12-month mortgage assistance program is designed to help Central Oregonians who are struggling to pay their mortgage and is available in the tri-county region. The program helps participants avoid foreclosureRead More >

Individuals and families of all ages and running/walking abilities are encouraged to come run/walk, bring pie, eat pie and have fun at the 2018 I Like Pie event. All proceeds of the event will benefit Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact. I Like Pie takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22, 2018. The two event options, an untimed 5k community run/walk and a shorter un-timed family fun run/walk, will again be in the Old Mill District with a new course design to ease congestion. The 3.1 mile courseRead More >