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.

New Job Positions available

New Job Positions available

Have you heard? We have new job opportunities to positively impact Southern Rural Oregon! Take a look at the following descriptions from our latest job opportunities handout. For more information or to sign up, email mmartin@nwumpqua.org. Make sure to share!

Heartwood ReSources expanding into Grants Pass

Heartwood ReSources expanding into Grants Pass

Used building materials warehouse seeks your help finding a new Grants Pass location

Roseburg, OR (April 3, 2019) Heartwood ReSources (HRS) is thrilled to announce that plans to expand the used building materials retail warehouse to Grants Pass are nearly finalized. One of the last steps in the process, however, is proving difficult: finding the right location!   Heartwood ReSources has targeted June 2019 for the store’s grand opening, but in order to meet funding deadlines, a location needs to be identified soon in order to bring the store to the area.

“We plan to open in June but it’s coming up fast. We’ve been working with a broker to help us identify a property that could be used for our store, but we’re having trouble finding an ideal location,” explained HRS General Manager Marla Zoeter. “We are reaching out to the community hoping that someone might be able to give us a lead on a location that might not currently be advertised as available.  We need between 6,000 and 10,000 square feet with an office, restrooms, roll-up bay doors, a fenced storage area for vehicles, and a drive through parking lot.”

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 to Josephine County.

This planned expansion will add a recycled building supply store to Grants Pass, provide new job opportunities, new recycling avenues for the area, and will improve the area’s economic vitality. The expansion is fully funded thanks to grant awards from the private Oregon foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Department of Environmental Quality. With local help, the organization hopes to identify a location in Grants Pass for its next store.

 “Heartwood ReSources provides low-cost building supplies while providing an important environmental service, and needs a fairly large retail space with easy access for vehicles to drop off donations. If you know about a site that would be a good fit, please call HRS at 541-671-5851,” said Zoeter.

For more information on the grand opening, make sure to visit heartwoodresources.org.

NeighborWorks Umpqua Is Changing Intake for Dream$avers

NeighborWorks Umpqua Is Changing Intake for Dream$avers

The organization will only accept applications from individuals who have not already completed the program.

OR (March 19, 2019) NeighborWorks Umpqua is announcing a change to its matched-savings Individual Savings Account (IDA) service, Dream$avers. When the application process opens on April 1, 2019, NeighborWorks Umpqua will only accept applications from individuals who have not previously graduated from the program. This change to the application process is due, in part, to a report generated by NeighborWorks Umpqua’s data analytics service, Muninn Analytics. The data showed that while repeat graduates greatly benefitted from engaging the program multiple times, their participation made it harder for first-time participants to enroll. By changing the program’s application criteria for 2019 and doubling down on supporting first-time users through the process, the organization hopes to increase the number of people who graduate successfully, thereby having a greater impact on our local economies.

“Dream$avers is one of our most popular services because it has the ability to help our underserved community members build assets,” said Carlos Gomez, IDA Program Manager. “By matching an individual’s savings 3-to-1, the organization has been able to help community members start businesses, go to school, buy a new vehicle, buy a home, and much more! We decided to take a closer look at some of our client data and discovered that our first-time applicants weren’t succeeding at the same rate as our repeat graduates. This discovery lead to an internal discussion about our organization’s commitment to promoting equity, and how we can serve the greatest number of people.”

Dream$avers is a matched savings service that is a part of Oregon’s Individual Development Account (IDA) Program. Individuals who qualify for the program save for a particular goal (for example, buying a car to go to work or a home) and NeighborWorks Umpqua matches the funds saved at a 3-to-1 rate up to a maximum of $12,000. By putting a temporary moratorium on repeat users, NeighborWorks Umpqua is hoping to increase the number of people who engage successfully with the service.

“Dream$avers is a program that is intended to help people save and learn what goes into the process of working towards financial goals,” said Carlos. “If you go through the program and graduate, our hope is that you have gained new skills and habits in financial and goal planning for future endeavors.”

Although in 2019 we will not be accepting applications from program graduates, we encourage anyone to check out the other services we have available. We offer home repair grants, small business development opportunities, mortgage brokering, homebuyer education and financial coaching.  

If you are a first time applicant or were unable to graduate from the Dream$avers service, you can apply to the Dream$avers program beginning April first by going to www.nwumpqua.org/dreamsavers. For more information on the program changes, reach out to Carlos at 541-673-4909.

New Opportunities from NeighborWorks Umpqua

New Opportunities from NeighborWorks Umpqua

Have you heard? We have new positions opening up! If any of the following jobs seem interesting to you, make sure to send a letter of interest and your resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

Time Frames for the Listed Positions

  • SummerCorps – Start May 2019 to July 2019
  • AmeriCorps – Start Aug 2019 to Aug 2020
  • RS VISTA – Start June 3, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
  • Home Repair IT – Start Aug 2019 to Aug 2020
SummerCorps Client Coordinator

The SummerCorps Client Coordinator oversees all aspects of the client experience of receiving services from Rebuilding Together. They strive to build trust within the community and awareness among targeted populations most in need of our services. The SummerCorps Client Coordinator is the primary point of contact for clients, ensuring a high level of client communication and support throughout the application, intake, project, and closeout stages. The SummerCorps Client Coordinator meets with clients after project wrap-up to complete project evaluations and make referrals to other community service organizations and agencies, as appropriate. If service ends prior to certain project completion, the Client Coordinator will work with Rebuilding Together NeighborWorks staff to establish a best practice of the close-out process. Interested? Send letter of interest and resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

AmeriCorps Project Coordinator

A well-run rebuilding project requires a lot of planning and skill behind the scenes to ensure that clients, volunteers, and others come together to have an impactful, uplifting project day. The AmeriCorps Project Coordinator manages rebuilding projects from start to finish, beginning with the initial visit to assess the client’s home repair needs, through the completion of the work scope and final project evaluation. They will coordinate with clients, skilled volunteers, community partners, vendors, inspectors, and staff to develop and implement sustainable and effective project logistics practices. The AmeriCorps Project Coordinator will follow up with clients after each project to ensure that the health or safety concerns of the clients were addressed according to the work scope and complete any punch list items. Interested? Send letter of interest and resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

Resident Services VISTA

Our primary goal for our Resident Services VISTA will be to provide quality programming to residents at ourproperties, through educational activities and classes for children. The Summer Youth program offers opportunities for youth to spend their time in a purposeful, productive and socially conscientious way. Over the last three years our full-year VISTAs have worked in conjunction with our Resident Services Coordinator to plan an interactive summer program Curriculum. This a very popular and highly utilized service for our residents. The program is a way toalleviate learning regression that children face each summer. Many of our parents are low-income and do not have the resources to fill the gap for educational opportunities. The program is time intensive as each selected location isvisited multiple time over the course of the summer. The summer VISTA will focus on:

  • Teaching curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) initiatives;
  • Help make minor revisions andcustomize curriculum as needed;
  • Prep supplies for each week’s lesson;
  • Chaperone kids on educational fieldtrips;
  • Help children create a volunteerism project to improve their community.

Interested? Send letter of interest and resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

Home Repair IT Specialist VISTA

The primary goal for our Home Repair IT Specialist VISTA is to help the organization develop stronger IT systems for our Home Repair Program. We work with the local cap agencies and funders to access weatherization dollars. The VISTA may review the requirements for accessing weatherization funding in conjunction with funding from our organization so that the customer may approach funding from either organization. The VISTA may work with funders to help establish grant criteria upfront and determine data collection requirements. The VISTA will work closely with the Rehab Specialist, Customer Engagement Team, Program Manager and the Director. The VISTA will also work closely with our IT department to ensure that the programs work well with our current systems. The VISTA will need access to a computer, software programming, telephone, office space, desk and other office supplies as needed. If the VISTA needs specialized equipment, the equipment will be provided as long as the purchase is necessary to complete the job requirements. Interested? Send letter of interest and resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

CIM Survey Summer VISTA

Our primary goal for our CIM Survey Summer VISTA Associates will be to coordinate the collection of CIM surveys in partnership with community volunteers during a six-week period in summer 2019. During this period 200 surveys will be collected using I-pad data entry in the defined neighborhood area. Data will be collected in the afternoons and early evenings. The CIM Survey Summer Associates will also work to prepare materials for our 2019 Community Leadership Institute program. Summer Associates will be expected to schedule meetings, print and organize CLI handbooks and other materials, set up electronic file-sharing systems, and generally, make sure that necessary systems are in place to begin the 2019 Fall CLI program. Interested? Send letter of interest and resume to Michelle Martin at mmartin@nwumpqua.org or fill out the form below.

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