We Are NeighborWorks Umpqua

Your Southern Oregon community partner for over 25 years.

Who is NeighborWorks Umpqua?

We are passionate advocates devoted to the betterment of residents of Southern Oregon, tireless in our mission for promoting opportunity for all. NeighborWorks Umpqua provides quality housing, community development, property management, financial services, education, and advocacy in order to attain economic, social and environmental sustainability, and equity. Our work is always governed by a distinct set of guiding principles that ensure our individual actions will bring honor and distinction to our organization, our communities, our peers, and our families.

Our Impact as of 2018


Total number of created homeowners since 2011.


Total rehabs since 2011.


Total housing units.


Total commercial units.

2018 Impact and Highlights

$12.0 million

Invested throughout Coos, Curry, Lane, Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties.


Clients prepared for homeownership and financial fitness.


Constructed or repaired homes.


Families helped with housing and education.


Homes preserved.


Volunteer hours.

2017 Impact and Highlights

$9.6 million

Invested throughout Coos, Curry, Lane, Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties.


Clients prepared for homeownership and financial fitness.


Constructed or repaired homes.


Families helped with housing and education.


Homes preserved.


Volunteer hours.

Learn about NeighborWorks Umpqua

NeighborWorks Umpqua's Mission

Our Mission Statement

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a rural-focused housing and community development corporation committed to
promoting opportunity for all. We will do this by providing quality housing, community development, property
management, financial services, education, and advocacy in order to attain economic, social and environmental
sustainability, and equity.

Our Story

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a private rural 501(c)(3) organization with a more than five county service range. Established in 1991 as Umpqua Community Development Corporation, the organization’s first goal was to develop affordable housing for modest and moderate-income residents in Douglas County. The first major project was the development of an affordable multi-family rental housing complex, the first of its type in nearly 20 years. In 1999, the organization recognized important community needs were not being met and the organization pivoted. We added community-based economic development to the mission and expanded our service area to include all of rural Oregon.

In our 25+ years, NeighborWorks Umpqua has met all our housing and economic goals through creating overlapping client services that include:

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

As a charter member of NeighborWorks America, NeighborWorks Umpqua is a dynamic, flexible organization that seizes opportunities to meet changing local needs. NeighborWorks America provides technical and support services, competitive grants and other financial assistance, training institutes, scholarships for training and events, and much more.

Our Leadership

Merten Bangemann-Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

Eric Harvey
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Martin
Director of Community Building and Economic Development

Carlos Gomez
IDA Program Manager

Olympia Church
Director of Lending and Financial Services

Brian Shelton-Kelley
Director of Acquisition and Development

Arielle Reid
Director of Policy and Advocacy

Erica Mills
HomeOwnership Center Director

Director of Property Management

Marla Zoeter
Manager of Heartwood ReSources

Trisha Ingalls
Chief Operations Officer

Our Board of Directors

NeighborWorks Umpqua Board of Directors

Deb Lightcap, Chair

Jake Winn, Immediate Past Chair

Randall L. Mason, Vice Chair and Treasurer

Betti Manfre, Secretary

Elin Miller

Carolyn Johnson

Scott Cooper

Kyle Kennington

Dylan Moncus

Lisa O’Connor

Leesa Cobb

Nancy Southerland

Our Partners & Affiliates

Our Partners and Affiliations

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

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America 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, formerly known as Umpqua Community Development Corporation, has been a Charter Member of the NeighborWorks America network since the fall of 2002. We partner 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.

Housing Oregon

Housing Oregon 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.

External Links

Oregon Housing and Community Services


Our Commitment to Sustainability

Focused on Sustainability

NeighborWorks Umpqua’s commitment to sustainability and green practices has permeated everything that we do. We integrate green practices in our new construction, in our rehabs, and in our offices. We strive to help build the local economy; sustainability is at the core of our used building material store, Heartwood ReSources.

Our Employment Opportunities
We are always looking for passionate professionals looking to make a difference in Southern Oregon. To see what we have open, visit our career portal below.

Employment Opportunities

Our Licenses & Awards
NeighborWorks Umpqua is a licensed Service Provider and currently holds the following licenses:

  • CCB (Oregon Construction Contractor’s Board) # 151999
  • CCB (Oregon Construction Contractor’s Board) #142405
  • ML (Mortgage Lender) # 4254
  • NMLS (National Mortgage Licensing System) # 255912


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Help Us Change Southern Oregon


Our work in the Southern Oregon would not happen without support from the local community and donors like you. Donate to NeighborWorks Umpqua today.


Volunteering with NeighborWorks Umpqua in your spare time is one of the best ways to positively impact Southern Oregon. No matter where you live, chances are we will have a project near you in the future.


When you partner with NeighborWorks Umpqua, you will make a lasting impact on the Oregon community for generations to come.  NeighborWorks Umpqua will find a way to put your love for your community to work. Find out how you can partner, today.

NeighborWorks Umpqua Roseburg Headquarters

North Bend Office

Hotel North Bend

1992 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR 97459

Get In Touch

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NeighborWorks Umpqua has two offices in Southern Oregon. One is located in the heart of Roseburg at 605 SE Kane Street, Roseburg, OR 97470 and the other is located 1992 Sherman AVE, North Bend, OR 97459. Address 605 SE Kane Street Roseburg, OR 97470 Phone: 541-673-4909 Business Hours: 8a-5p M-Th, 8a-4p F