Who We Are
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 expanded our service area to include Coos and Curry counties.
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.