NeighborImpact HomeSource launches free Financial Resilience Video Series
Central Oregon– As a part of the program’s response to coronavirus, NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program has launched a series of free educational videos. These videos are made possible thanks to grants awarded by First Interstate Bank, Housing for All and NeighborWorks.
Prior to the coronavirus health crisis, NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program offered face-to-face group financial education classes and counseling. To protect the health of staff and clients and to comply with physical distancing requirements, the program has already shifted to online, live classes; online, live asset building workshops; and one-on-one distance counseling with individual clients. Now, HomeSource has added informational videos to its digital repertoire.
The videos include interviews with outside experts on topics such as help for small business owners through the CARES Act, as well as information about forbearance, tenants’ rights and creating emergency budgets for circumstances such as COVID-19. Topics relating to financial resiliency help earners survive a variety of emergencies, including pandemics.
HomeSource clients who have participated in these online classes have expressed their appreciation, if not their preference, for this option. They save fuel and travel time formerly required to attend classes in person.
COVID-19 has changed service delivery, and HomeSource has adopted strategies, quickly, to insure consistent access to financial capacity building tools.
Those interested in viewing the video series can do so at https://www.youtube.com/NeighborImpact541, where new videos are uploaded weekly.
As an essential business providing essential services to disadvantaged individuals in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact will continue to serve all three counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Those needing assistance may access services via telephone and online or in person in Bend, Redmond and Madras.
For updates on NeighborImpact’s response to COVID-19, visit: https://www.neighborimpact.org/coronavirus-response/.
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 www.neighborimpact.org.
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