HUD Official Tours Bend & Redmond Projects That Have Reclaimed Abandoned or Foreclosed Properties Using HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Funds

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To date, some $8.5 million in NSP funds have reclaimed almost 300 vacant houses and partners in Deschutes, Crook & Jefferson counties

Today U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Northwest Regional Administrator Mary McBride will tour two projects undertaken by Housing Works to reclaim and restore foreclosed or abandoned homes in homes in Bend and Redmond.

The projects – the Centennial Point 4-plex at 410 SE Sixth Street in Bend and the Fairhaven Vista Townhomes at 25th Street and Elm Street in Redmond – were acquired and are being renovated by Housing Works using funds provided under HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which was first funded under the administration of President George W. Bush and has since been funded twice by the administration of President Barack Obama. So far, $8,516,074.63 in NSP funds have reclaimed, renovated or developed 299 properties or parcels in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

“NSP is a model of how we can effectively enable local organizations like Housing Works and the cities of Bend and Redmond to put houses and parcels back on the market and tradespeople back to work improving and expanding our housing stock,” said McBride. “Both here in central Oregon and across the county, NSP has been a win-win.”

For more information, contact Lee Jones, HUD, at 206/220-5356 or Leland.jones@hud.gov

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