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 payment for upcoming months, gain skills and information specific for homeowners via a virtual workshop and meet one-on-one with a housing counselor to review and identify personalized solutions that promote home stability.
To be eligible for the program, individuals must:
- Have experienced hardship caused by COVID
- Be a resident of Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson counties or The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
- Be a homeowner
- Have a household income at or below 160 percent Area Median Income for Deschutes county residents or 200 percent Federal Poverty Level for Jefferson and Crook counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
- Further restrictions and requirements may apply
The program is made possible thanks to the support of Deschutes County, Commission Chair Patti Adair, Commissioners Tony DeBone and Phil Henderson and county staff; and to the City of Bend, Mayor Sally Russell and City Councilors and staff.
Those interested in applying for Mortgage Assistance are asked to visit neighborimpact.org/mortgage-foreclosure-assistance/covid-mortgage-assistance, where they can complete an intake form and application. Limited funds are available, so apply now!
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.