Central Oregon—NeighborImpact currently has funds provided by USDA available for weatherizing homes in Jefferson County, with additional funding from NeighborWorks America for weatherizing homes in rural communities outside of Bend and Redmond. NeighborImpact’s Weatherization program provides free weatherization services which can include adding insulation, sealing leaky ducts and repairing heating systems for income-qualified clients. Weatherization staff conduct an on-site energy audit, evaluating and documenting the existing condition of the home. This information is then usedRead More >

Central Oregon– NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources is seeking qualified applicants for free, quality child care for children ages six weeks to three years. The program, Baby Promise, provides fully-funded quality child care for up to 109 children through multiple licensed child care providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The child care slots will be reserved for families whose income meets a limit defined by ERDC (a child careRead More >

  Central Oregon– For the seventh 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.Read More >

Central Oregon– NeighborImpact’s Rep Payee program helps those who cannot pay their bills due to cognitive or physical challenges by ensuring that their finances are used to meet their basic needs. NeighborImpact’s Representative Payee functions as a fiduciary for individuals with income derived from Social Security who lack the ability to manage their own funds. The Representative Payee pays all of the clients’ bills on their behalf, including obligations such as housing, utilities, food, medical expenses,Read More >

  Central Oregon– NeighborImpact’s lending program is now offering $15,000 grants to Veterans purchasing their first home in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson counties or the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. In order to qualify, applicants must: Provide proof of eligibility with a certificate of release or discharge from active duty (DD 214) Have a household income below 100% Area Median Income (find your county’s AMI on HUD’s website by clicking here) Complete a Home Buyer Education courseRead More >

Central Oregon– The NeighborImpact Food Bank is partnering with Cinder Butte in Redmond and F5 Smokehouse in Prineville to bring locally sourced venison to families in need in the Tri-County area. Now, when you bring your deer or elk to be processed at either location, you’ll have the option to donate ten percent of your meat to the Food Bank. NeighborImpact’s Food Bank collects and distributes over 3 million  pounds of food to 50 local agenciesRead More >

Central Oregon– The 2020 NeighborImpact Empty Bowls will be like no other in the 19-year history of the event in Central Oregon. Instead of an in-person event where neighbors gather to enjoy a meal and listen to music, families will come together in their own homes to enjoy a home cooked meal with ingredients provided by students from the Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College and all the trimmings provided by local restaurants, coffeeRead More >

Central Oregon– In partnership with NeighborImpact, First Story is providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Sisters, OR. Hayden Homes will  build the homes in  McKenzie Meadows, and  First Story will sell them to qualified applicants through a 30-year, zero interest loan with a  zero down payment. The program is again accepting applications after successfully dedicating three homes to families who applied and qualified for the program last year. For those families, home ownership seemed an impossible accomplishment,Read More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to an award of state funding, NeighborImpact is launching a major expansion of its Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year. NeighborImpact’s total slots will increase 76 percent from 445 to 784 children. Head Start is a center based program that integrates high-quality pre-kindergarten education with other critical services to ensure that children are socially, emotionally and educationally ready to enter Kindergarten. It also ensures that children receive medical, dental andRead More >

Central Oregon— NeighborImpact is now offering Covid Relief Mortgage Assistance for homeowners who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.  NeighborImpact was awarded a total of $488,969 for the program, funded in part by federal Community Services Block Grant funds provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services, as well as funding awarded by City of Bend and Deschutes County. NeighborImpact’s COVID Relief Mortgage Assistance will help clients become current on their mortgage, receive mortgage paymentRead More >