Our mission

Our mission is to work for and with low and moderate income people to provide safe affordable housing and community-based economic opportunity so that our community may collectively and individually recognize its intrinsic value and realize its potential.

About us

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a private rural 501(c)(3) organization established in 1991 to develop affordable housing for low and moderate income residents in Douglas County Oregon.

We began as Umpqua Community Development Corporation, with the  development of the first affordable multi-family rental housing complex in nearly 20 years. In 1999, we added community-based economic development to our mission. In addition we have expanded our service to include all of Rural Oregon.

In our 20+ years, we have met the housing and economic goals by creating five major business lines which overlap:

  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Education, Training, and Homeowner Assistance
  • Economic Development
  • Community Development
  • Asset and Property Management

For example, our Microenterprise Development program and our own non-profit based business, Heartwood ReSources, fall under Economic Development. NeighborWorks Umpqua is a dynamic, flexible organization that seizes opportunities to meet changing local needs.

We are a Charter Member of NeighborWorks America. NeighborWorks provides technical and support services, competitive grants and other financial assistance, training institutes, scholarships for training and events, and much more.

Partners & affiliates

NeighborWorks Umpqua is nationally recognized and in good standing with the following affiliates and partners:

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks Umpqua has been a Charter Member of the NeighborWorks America network since the fall of 2002, when we were Umpqua CDC.

NeighborWorks was created under Title VI of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978. The principal purpose of the Corporation is “to revitalize older urban neighborhoods by mobilizing public, private, and community resources at the neighborhood level”.

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation strengthens communities and transforms lives across America by supporting innovative local partnerships of residents, businesses, and government, collectively known as the NeighborWorks Network, and by advancing broader community development goals.

NeighborWorks Umpqua partners with others in the NeighborWorks network to help strengthen the communities and transform lives across all of Rural Oregon.

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Rural LISC is a national provider of technical assistance and other support for community development corporations.

Oregon Opportunity Network

Oregon ON is a membership-based, statewide association of affordable housing and community development organizations that provide housing and economic opportunity for working families, people with disabilities, seniors and others struggling to meet their needs in communities throughout Oregon.

American Independent Business Alliance
The American Independent Business Alliance helps communities start and sustain an Independent Business Alliance. AMIBA is a charitable organization, organized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Our licenses

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a licensed Service Provider. We currently hold the following licenses:

  • CCB (Oregon Construction Contractor’s Board) # 151999
  • ML (Mortgage Lender) # 4254
  • NMLS (National Mortgage Licensing System) # 255912