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

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 >

NeighborImpact Head Start programs expand, now accepting applications

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 >

NeighborImpact offers Covid Relief Mortgage Assistance

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 >

NeighborImpact, City of Madras Offers COVID Relief Grants to Small Businesses and Micro Enterprises in Jefferson County

Madras, OR – The City of Madras has just been awarded a grant that allows them to provide funding to support small businesses and micro enterprises financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. NeighborImpact wrote the grant application on behalf of the City of Madras and will operate the program on their behalf. Funding for the program came in the form of a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which was awarded to the City ofRead More >

We’re There for Child Care

Chantelle Machau owns and operates Kidinc Preschool. Like many child care providers, Chantelle felt worried and overwhelmed by restrictions placed on child care due to COVID-19. NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources stepped in with help. Rather than waiting for providers to request assistance, Child Care Resources’ team reached out to them, right away, with guidance for navigating the new rules. “All the immediate help and reaching out to us from Neighborimpact was like having an extraRead More >

More Cozy, Less Costly

Matthew Nicolau is a single dad to two little girls. They live in an 80-year-old house that never had renovations, making it costly to heat. “This house was really cold in the winter time. To keep it at 65 degrees meant keeping the heater running all the time and hundreds of dollars in electric bills,” said Matthew. NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance program helped keep the heat and lights on. “I did everything I could to earnRead More >

Ready, Set, Grow!

Thanks to a recent award of state funding, NeighborImpact is launching a major expansion of our Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year. Total slots will increase 43 percent, from 445 to 638 children. The program’s expansion will add 97 part-day Head Start slots, 76 full-day Head Start slots and 20 Early Head Start slots. We will open two additional Head Start classrooms in Bend and Redmond as well as one each in PrinevilleRead More >

Rolling With It

Our Food Bank’s mobile food pantry, Redmond School District Nutrition Services and Jericho Road teamed up to offer a one-stop food shop this summer for Redmond students and families. This partnered distribution increased access to food for families experiencing food insecurity or financially impacted by the coronavirus health crisis. The events, titled “Produce Plus,” took place at Redmond High School’s Summer Meals distribution every third Thursday through August 20. Families received summer meals from RedmondRead More >

Rent Relief Right on Time

Individuals and families across the region have lost income as a result of the pandemic. While a moratorium on evictions has prevented homelessness for many, it has not eliminated or reduced rent itself, which continues to accumulate each month. When the moratorium ends, families without the funds to pay several months of past due rent will face eviction. The good news: Extraordinary investment by the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, Oregon Housing and Community Services andRead More >

NeighborImpact offers Energy Assistance for those financially impacted by COVID-19

Central Oregon—Thanks to a recent award of State funding, NeighborImpact is offering an Energy Assistance Stability Coronavirus Relief (EASCR) program, which provides direct bill payment assistance to qualifying residents in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  NeighborImpact received $860,557 for the program, awarded by Oregon Housing and Community Services. The funds are intended to “help prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus” and are available to individuals who haveRead More >

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