Financial Coaching is free until April 31!

Financial Coaching is free until April 31!

Roseburg, OR (January 31, 2019) – NeighborWorks Umpqua (NWU) is excited to announce free Financial Coaching for all interested individuals or families looking for guidance on their path towards financial freedom, homeownership, or a savings goal in Douglas, Coos, or Curry County. This conveys a more than $50 savings for potential clients, who will only have to pay for a credit report. Our financial coaches are trusted educators and advisors who can help you reach your financial goal.

“Whether you are looking for help in budgeting to pay off credit cards, looking to buy a home, save yourself from foreclosure, or just want to become more fluent in your financials, you absolutely need to give our coaches a call!” exclaims HomeOwnership Center Director, Erica Mills. “Our Financial Coaches can really change your life. They can help illustrate your spending habits, what to fix in terms of your credit to qualify for a loan, and they can help you navigate the tricky waters of foreclosure. They all have deep knowledge and a skillset perfect for helping the regular person understand financial information and become financially literate.”

Financial Coaching is one of the recommended first steps the organization recommends to any new clients. The session is a private financial assessment to develop your roadmap to reach a client’s financials goals and determine which of the programs and services may offer you the best support. It is a requirement for most of the services and programs offered by the organization. By changing the coaching fee to free, the hope is to attract anyone and everyone in our Douglas, Coos, and Curry County service area.

Through a combination of specialized education, counseling, and coaching we promote development opportunities for everyone. Sign up for a workshop or class and see how partnering with NeighborWorks Umpqua can lead to your success. Call 541-673-4909 or email receptionist@nwumpqua.org to schedule your appointment today!

Heartwood ReSources awarded another grant. This time from the Department of Environmental Quality!

Heartwood ReSources awarded another grant. This time from the Department of Environmental Quality!

Roseburg, OR (December 20, 2018) Heartwood ReSources is excited to announce another award for their upcoming expansion. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded $48,549 to the environmentally focused arm of NeighborWorks Umpqua. Heartwood ReSources will be able to purchase heavy equipment, including a flatbed pickup truck, a forklift, and trailers, crucial for opening a new store in Grants Pass. The staff of Heartwood ReSources were incredibly excited to learn they were awarded the full amount requested from DEQ.

“Everything is coming together for our upcoming expansion,” explains Marla Zoeter, Heartwood ReSources’s Store Manager. “With this grant award, the new Heartwood ReSources store in Grants Pass will be able to afford heavy equipment we need to be successful on day one. This award would not have been possible without the support of our partners, including Josephine County Solid Waste Agency, Douglas County Public Works, and United Community Action Network. With their support, we were able to stand out in a highly competitive application process with 59 applications and become one of the 16 projects selected. We are all excited to continue building momentum towards our June 2019 grand opening in Grants Pass and to begin reducing the waste in that local area.”

Heartwood Resources began as a job opportunities program of NeighborWorks Umpqua in 2001 and went on to secure its own nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in 2005. As an important subsidiary NeighborWorks Umpqua, Heartwood ReSources provides low-cost building supplies while providing an important environment service. The store helps divert waste from local landfills while acting as a resource for professional builders, contractors, homeowners, and craft enthusiasts. Heartwood ReSources has targeted June 2019 for the new store’s grand opening.

To meet that deadline, new staff will be hired and trained at the Roseburg store starting in early spring, 2019.  Once the positions are ready for applications, the opportunity to apply for positions for the new location will be located on nwumpqua.org. For more information on the grand opening, make sure to visit heartwoodresources.org in the New Year.

NeighborWorks Umpqua subsidiary, Heartwood ReSources, expanding to Grants Pass

NeighborWorks Umpqua subsidiary, Heartwood ReSources, expanding to Grants Pass

Heartwood ReSources awarded Meyer Memorial Trust Grant for a new expansion

NeighborWorks Umpqua’s subsidiary is targeting Grants Pass for new store

Roseburg, OR (November 27, 2018) NeighborWorks Umpqua and Heartwood ReSources are excited to announce plans to expand Heartwood ReSources to Grants Pass. The project will be funded through a $166,619 grant award from the private Oregon foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust. This expansion will add a recycled building supply store in Grants Pass, provide new job opportunities, new recycling avenues for the area, and will improve the area’s economic vitality. Heartwood ReSources already fulfills an environmental stewardship and economic development strategy in Douglas County designed to reduce the impact on the county’s landfill.

“It’s what we do!” exclaims Marla Zoeter, Heartwood ReSources’s Store Manager.  “Heartwood ReSources provides low-cost building supplies while providing an important environmental service. Our store helps divert waste from our local landfill while acting as a resource for professional builders, contractors, homeowners, and craft enthusiasts. We have reached out to several groups in Grants Pass, including the Josephine County Solid Waste Agency and United Community Action Network and they are just as excited as we are to bring a store to Grants Pass and to begin reducing the waste in that local area.”

Heartwood Resources began as a job opportunities program of NeighborWorks Umpqua in 2001 and went on to secure its own nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in 2005.  Heartwood ReSources and NeighborWorks Umpqua are devoted to promoting equity for all and this project will bring a greater physical presence for both nonprofit organizations in Josephine County.

 “It is very important to our organization that we continue to build on our previous years’ successes,” explains Merten Bangemann-Johnson. “A few years ago, we developed a really ambitious strategic plan. NeighborWorks Umpqua would double its 25 years of community impact in 5 years. This new store location and expansion of recycling services to another county in our service area is tantamount to our plan’s success. Marla and her staff have been creating sizable environmental impact in Roseburg for years and we are excited to bring this model to the deserving residents of Josephine County.”

NeighborWorks Umpqua and Heartwood ReSources have targeted June 2019 for the store’s grand opening. To meet that deadline, new staff will be hired and trained at the Roseburg store starting in early spring, 2019.  To apply for positions for the new location visit nwumpqua.org. For more information on the grand opening, make sure to visit heartwoodresources.org.

About Heartwood ReSources

A nonprofit donation and salvage company established in October 2001 to enhance the livability of our greater Douglas County, Heartwood ReSources provides affordable building materials, jobs and job training, public education on environmental stewardship, and promotes the retention of affordable housing.

About NeighborWorks Umpqua

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a rural-focused housing and community development non-profit committed to promoting opportunity for all through quality housing, community development, property management, financial services, education, and advocacy in order to attain economic, social and environmental sustainability and equity. Started in 1991, NeighborWorks Umpqua provides over 600 units of housing, economic development opportunities, home rehabilitation services, and direct services focused on homeownership and personal finances.