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 >

 Bend-Area Subway® Restaurants Aim to Donate 10,000 Meals* During Hunger Action Month

Redmond, OR- During Hunger Action Month this September, Bend-area Subway® restaurants are helping to fight hunger in their community by providing up to 10,000 meals* to NeighborImpact, a member of the Feeding America nationwide network. Through this ‘Feeding the Need’ initiative, when Subway® guests purchase a sub, salad or wrap, with any drink and chips or two cookies, their purchase will help feed people in their community. “On behalf of the Feeding America network ofRead More >

NeighborImpact partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive

 BEND, Oregon, NeighborImpact will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, August 15th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at the NeighborImpact office in Bend, located at 20310 Empire Ave, Suite A100.  American Red Cross is in an Emergency Appeal with less than 2 day supply of most blood types on the shelves. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Rebecca O’Rourke at (714) 604-7914 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code NeighborImpactBend. Blood isRead More >

Mortgage Payment Assistance Available for Unemployed Homeowners

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 www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org/.   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 >

 Mortgage Payment Assistance Available for Unemployed Homeowners

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 www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org/. 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 eligible applicants.Read More >

New income changes to the Principal Reduction Program.

Redmond, OR- NeighborImpact’s Principal Reduction program is designed for homeowners who are on a fixed income and struggling to make their mortgage payment. The program will pay up to $50,000 to reduce the unpaid mortgage resulting in a sustainable lower monthly payment. This program is part of a statewide initiative, called the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative, with 19 approvals and 31 pending applications in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties alone. Newly published State Median Income levelsRead More >

Round-Up Your Pennies to Give Back

Redmond, OR-A little change can make a big impact. This year NeighborImpact invites you to donate your pennies with every swipe of your card with its new Round-Up program. Join our campaign to round up automatically and donate your change from everyday purchases. With this new way of giving, you will change lives. What can your pennies do? – One month of your change can buy 7 books for economically disadvantaged children in Head Start – Six months of yourRead More >

Crux Fermentation Project 5k Fun Run

Redmond, OR-Crux Fermentation Project’s 5K Fun Run will take place on June 29 at 11 AM at Crux Fermentation Project in Bend. The Oregon Brewery Running Series is about inspiring Oregonians to Be Active, Have Fun and Give Back. They host untimed family-friendly 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries. Participants walk, run or jog 3.1 miles-then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music,Read More >

NeighborImpact Releases Answer Book

Redmond, OR–NeighborImpact, the region’s largest nonprofit provider of social services, recently released its biennial resource publication, the Answer Book. The Answer Book is an 80 page information booklet published in both English and Spanish. The book includes information compiled from local organizations about services available to residence of Central Oregon that fall into categories such as education, emergency services, employment, food, energy assistance, health, housing, legal aid, hotlines and more. Residents can use the bookRead More >

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