Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is this Sunday

Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is this Sunday

Have fun on Jackson Street with vendors and live music for all ages

Roseburg, OR (June 4, 2019) NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited for the arrival of the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire this Sunday, June 9 at 11 am. The Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is a biannual event that is held in the heart of Roseburg and celebrates local businesses and the local community with a Sunday event filled with music, fun, and food for everyone. Held between the 500 – 700 blocks on Jackson Street, the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire will feature unique vendors, games, and local music. NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to have joined the event as a planning partner and cannot wait to host the year’s events.

“We are so excited for the upcoming event,” explained Communications Specialist, Nick Noyes. “The Downtown Roseburg Street Faire offers us a unique chance to give back to the community and is an excellent chance to work with local businesses to create a landmark event that will attract our community from miles around. Thanks to our sponsors and vendors, we are looking forward to celebrating with the city and community this Sunday. We especially want to thank our Gold Sponsors JD Fulwiler and Co. Insurance and Banner Bank; our Silver Sponsor Miller, Nash, Graham, and Dunn, Attorneys at Law; and our Bronze Sponsors First Interstate Bank and Gerretson Building Supply. This year’s events wouldn’t happen without their help. Make sure you do not miss the great vendors and live music from Professor FATE and Sunstone Trio this Sunday!”

Already a popular Sunday event, NeighborWorks Umpqua wants to make the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire a destination event that everyone will circle on their calendar. With live music from Professor FATE and Sunstone Trio,  family games, interactive activities, and local vendors, the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is on its way to becoming a marquee annual event. Spots are still available for prospective vendors! To join as a vendor, call (541) 430-3461 or email drsfcontact@gmail.com before Friday.

Last Call for DreamBuilders Applications for Myrtle Creek

Last Call for DreamBuilders Applications for Myrtle Creek

Myrtle Creek, OR (May 21, 2019) NeighborWorks Umpqua is looking for two final applicants for its home build in Myrtle Creek. One property can comfortably fit a two bedroom, two bathroom home and the other can be built to suit up to three bedrooms. With construction due to begin soon, this is your final chance to build your home in the Gallahad Loop neighborhood. Safe and affordable housing for rent can be hard to find in our rural communities. If you are renting your home or an apartment, why not become a homeowner? With the DreamBuilders program from NeighborWorks Umpqua, you can become a homeowner with low mortgage payments and an equity building property.  DreamBuilders offers a group of families the chance to become homeowners thanks to a “sweat equity” approach to homeownership.

Under the supervision of a skilled construction manager, these families learn new skills, build community with their future neighbors, enjoy affordable mortgage payments, and build equity upon finished construction. These are not manufactured homes.  With over 40 homes built in Douglas County in the mid-2000s, NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to bring the program back to its rural service area thanks to funding from the USDA’s Self-Help Housing Program.

“The deadline to build with our first group is coming up and we want to make sure our community knows,” explained Erica Mills, HomeOwnership Center (HOC) Director. “If you are over 18, looking for a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home, don’t currently own a home, and meet USDA Rural Development credit standards , you may be able to join the program and build your very own home.  With experience from our previous self-help home builds and funding courtesy of the USDA, we have the capacity to complete the next two builds.   We intend to continue delivering this service within Southern Oregon as long as there is demand, so we need your help in getting the word out to make sure these next two builds are filled.”

During the first year, DreamBuilders will build 14 new homes atn build sites located in Myrtle Creek and Roseburg. After this introductory period, NeighborWorks Umpqua plans to consistently build 10-12 new homes on an annual basis throughout its service area in Southern Oregon. The home design is a contemporary ranch with a garage. The plans were developed by a local architect named Dallas Horn. The homes will range in size from 960 – 1,440 square feet, depending on the family needs and the land. NeighborWorks Umpqua is able to help participants finance their home with a 502 Direct Loan. The loan is a direct loan from the government with long payoff terms and low-interest to help ensure families can comfortably afford the homes.

From 2004-2008, NeighborWorks Umpqua built over 40 new homes in Sutherlin, Winston, Green, and Myrtle Creek. The first build site will return to Myrtle Creek to add 5 new homes to the subdivision and will look to add at least 9 new homes in Roseburg. Both builds are looking for applicants to round out their rosters. For more information on the qualifications or to apply for the service, please visit www.nwumpqua.org/dreambuilders or call 541-673-4909.

NeighborWorks Umpqua and City of Roseburg Announce Open Enrollment for Home Repair Program

NeighborWorks Umpqua and City of Roseburg Announce Open Enrollment for Home Repair Program

Roseburg, OR (May 21, 2019) – Earlier last year, City of Roseburg was awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to repair and rehabilitate homes in the Cities of Roseburg, Winston, and Myrtle Creek. The City of Roseburg is partnering with the City of Myrtle Creek and the City of Winston to sub-grant funds to NeighborWorks Umpqua (NWU), a certified non-profit organization authorized by the State to carry out housing rehabilitation activities on behalf of the Cities. The Cities and NWU would like to announce the start of open enrollment for persons interested in participating in the program. NWU will handle application intake and work with homeowners to select the best contractor for their project. Funds from CDBG will repair between 20 – 30 homes over the course of the program.

The award provides grants to low and moderate income residents to repair owner-occupied homes using construction contractors licensed by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and the Oregon Corporate Division.  This is an equal employment opportunity and any interested contractor is invited to bid on a project, subject to property owner approval.  All jobs will be awarded through a competitive bid process.

“We are excited to begin the work in partnership with the Cities of Myrtle Creek, Winston, and Roseburg in earnest,” explains NWU Communications Specialist Nick Noyes. “We knew the process would take a little bit of time to finalize and we are so excited to begin taking applications. If you make 80% or less of the area median income and meet the qualifications of the program, you need to apply today. The funding will be allocated very quickly.”

Home repair projects must be within city limits of Roseburg, Winston, or Myrtle Creek.  The typical scope of work for these projects include roof replacements, rot repairs, window replacements, and plumbing/HVAC/electrical fixes. Homes must be owner-occupied; in some cases manufactured housing in parks may qualify. To apply, visit https://www.nwumpqua.org/repair-your-home/. For more information make sure to contact NeighborWorks Umpqua through emailing info@nwumpqua.org or calling 541-673-4909.

Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is Coming This June and September

Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is Coming This June and September

NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to announce a new partnership with event

Roseburg, OR (May 3, 2019) NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to announce a new partnership with the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire. The Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is a biannual event that is held in the heart of Roseburg and celebrates local businesses and the local community with a Sunday event filled with music, fun, and food for everyone. The first event will be held on June 9 starting at 11 a.m. on Jackson Street. Held between the 500 – 700 blocks on Jackson Street, the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire will feature 50 unique vendors, games, and local music. In the past, NeighborWorks Umpqua has hosted its annual Block Party in front of the Willis House and is excited to join the community event.

“The Downtown Roseburg Street Faire offers us a unique chance to give back to the community and is an excellent chance to work with local businesses to create a landmark event that will attract our community from miles around,” explains Communications Specialist Nick Noyes. “Last year, we had a lot of fun at our Block Party, but realized we wanted to do even more for our local Roseburg community. So we reached out to the businesses and event partners for the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire and have partnered up!  Last year’s events were extremely popular and we hope to build on that success with this year’s events in June and September. With some amazing sponsors already onboard, our Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is shaping up to be an event you do not want to miss!”

Hundreds of people attended the previous events and enjoyed the vendors, exploring the downtown business corridor, and sampling the local food offerings. Already a popular Sunday event, NeighborWorks Umpqua wants to make the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire a destination event that everyone will circle on their calendar. With live music from local bands,  family games, interactive activities, and space for up to 50 local vendors, the Downtown Roseburg Street Faire is on its way to becoming a marquee annual event.

Prospective sponsors and vendors are encouraged to apply. To join as a sponsor, call (541) 673-4909 or email nnoyes@nwumpqua.org. To join as a vendor, call (541)430-3461 or email drsfcontact@gmail.com. Click the buttons below to download the vendor or sponsorship forms.

Newton Creek Manor is Renting! Pay two months, get the third month free!

Newton Creek Manor is Renting! Pay two months, get the third month free!

Have you heard? Newton Creek Manor is renting! The mobile home park has multiple spaces open and ready for rent. All we need is your RV or Mobile Home! Rent is $375 (includes water, sewer, and garbage) and requires $375 deposit at move-in. This community is located off of Stephens Street near the Roseburg downtown. With new road improvements and new water line installations completed, this is one community you don’t want to miss.

We have a special deal running for a short time! Pay your first two months of rent and get your third month free! For questions, give Silvia a call at 541-671-5861 or email spavacich@ucpm.org. Equal Housing Opportunity, month-to-month rents, and income qualifications do apply.