NeighborImpact accepting applications for First Story’s affordable homes in Sisters

Redmond, OR- First Story, a local non-profit organization, is providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Sisters, OR.  Homes will be constructed in McKenzie Meadows by builder Hayden Homes and sold by First Story to qualified applicants through a 30-year, zero interest loan and zero down payment. In order to qualify, interested homebuyers must take a Homebuyer Education Workshop through NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program as a first step in the application process. This workshop will help applicants successfully navigateRead More >

Bend Warming Shelter Location Identified

The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) has been working with our regional network of emergency and permanent shelters, and service providers to ensure we have a location for a warming shelter in Bend this winter. A warming shelter is vital in order to keep individuals experiencing homelessness warm at night, and save lives. On October 29 the HLC convened a meeting with community partners and public officials to issue an emergency call for help in identifyingRead More >

NeighborImpact invites you to cultivate change this Giving Tuesday

Redmond, OR- This Giving Tuesday, NeighborImpact is launching Sprout. Sprout is NeighborImpact’s campaign to cultivate change; literally. With Sprout, connect your debit or credit card to round-up your purchases automatically. Those pennies then get donated straight to NeighborImpact. You can even set a monthly cap for your budget. We know you care about NeighborImpact’s poverty relief efforts and that you can’t always write a big check. That’s why we’ve made making a difference easy for everyone.Read More >

Earn $50 for yourself and another $50 for NeighborImpact with SELCO

Earn $50 for yourself and another $50 for NeighborImpact when you open a new checking account at SELCO’s West Bend Branch Bend—Now through December 31, SELCO Community Credit Union is donating $50 to NeighborImpact for every new member who opens a checking account at their West Bend Branch. Each new member will also receive $50 for themselves, as well as a free spin on a prize wheel. Here’s how it works: Open a new checkingRead More >

NeighborImpact Gifts Books to Head Start Children Thanks to Book Drive & SELCO Community Credit Union

Redmond, OR- This summer, Roundabout books in Bend held a book drive in support of NeighborImpact Head Start. The drive secured 900 books for economically disadvantaged children in Central Oregon. 450 books were donated by Neighborimpact donors and Roundabout Book patrons. The other 450 were purchased by SELCO Community Credit Union in support of Neighborimpact Head Start. On Tuesday, October 29, Selco will distribute the books to children in a Head Start classroom at Head Start’sRead More >

NeighborImpact Shares Funds Supporting Winter Shelter

Redmond, OR- Temperatures across Central Oregon are dipping for those experiencing homelessness. To help meet the crucial need for a safe, warm place to sleep, NeighborImpact is distributing funds in support of shelters across the region. The nonprofit was awarded an Emergency Solutions Grant by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is sharing 100 percent of those funds with partner organizations. NeighborImpact is passing $107,900 of funds on to nine regional providers offering emergency shelter orRead More >

NeighborImpact Celebrates Head Start Awareness Month

Redmond, OR- It was October 22, 1982 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month. NeighborImpact has provided Head Start programming to under-served families in Central Oregon for 18 years, and continues to expand those programs annually. NeighborImpact’s Head Start is a comprehensive early education program for children from at-risk backgrounds from birth to age 5. From early math and reading skills to confidence and resilience, the program helps children build the abilities they need to be successful inRead More >

NeighborImpact Named 100 Best Nonprofit to Work for in Oregon

Redmond, OR- NeighborImpact attended a celebration held by Oregon Business in Portland last week in honor of the state’s best 100 nonprofits to work for. The title of 100 Best Nonprofit 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. NeighborImpact was the only largeRead More >

First Interstate Bank’s Empty Bowls Presented by Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Supporting NeighborImpact and its Emergency Food Program, First Interstate Banks’ Empty Bowls fundraising event, presented by Lonza Pharma & Biotech, will take place on October 27, 2019 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Event guests will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as gourmet soup or chili made by COCC Culinary Institute, artisan bread from the Village Baker, beverages and dessert. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dining experienceRead More >

 Last Week to Apply for Mortgage Payment Assistance for Unemployed Homeowners

Central Oregon- In an effort to continue to prevent foreclosure in Oregon, the Oregon Housing Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) temporarily opened its Mortgage Payment Assistance (MPA-U) program for unemployed homeowners last July. The program is accepting its final applications through Tuesday, October 1. Potentially eligible applicants can submit their online application on OHSI’s website at  oregonhomeownerhelp.org/unemployment-support. The MPA-U program provides a benefit of up to $20,000 in mortgage payments and up to $40,000 to reinstate loans thatRead More >

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