Join NeighborWorks Umpqua staff, elected
officials, and the media for a groundbreaking ceremony
Roseburg, OR (August 15, 2019) – NeighborWorks Umpqua is happy to announce that Deer Creek Village, the organization’s newest multifamily housing development, will have a groundbreaking ceremony on August 29 at 11 am on 2843 NE Douglas Avenue! The entire community is invited to join NeighborWorks Umpqua staff, elected officials, and the media in celebrating the 68 units of new housing coming to the Roseburg area. The celebration will include remarks from partners, a brief ceremony, and light refreshments. As the first multifamily development of this scale since 2013, NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to host a celebration to talk about this historic project.
Creek Village is one of our most ambitious developments,” explains Director of
Acquisitions and Development, Brian Shelton-Kelley. “With a design centered on
community connection and enrichment, we are excited to bring more housing to
market in Douglas County with this new development. We want to extend special
thanks to our land donor, the Rosensteins, whose gracious donation ensured the
success of this project. Make sure to mark your calendars for the 29th
of this month! We anticipate the application process beginning in late 2020, so stay tuned for
Deer Creek Village aims to create
housing that is safe, healthy, and affordable for residents of Roseburg and
Douglas County that have trouble securing and retaining housing in the
conventional market, due to income and/or work history, disability, age, Veteran
status, or experiences with housing instability, homelessness, or
incarceration. The project will have a preference for Veterans,
especially low-income Veterans with special needs, but will not serve Veterans
exclusively. Deer Creek
Village is a single three-story building that features a main lobby with a mail
center, manager’s office, meeting room, and storage areas for bikes and other
items. Laundry facilities will also be
provided. The building’s design creates a central courtyard, providing an
outdoor gathering and green space for residents, and allowing natural light
into the interiors. There will be a play
area in the courtyard as well.
With its mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, Deer Creek Village will cater to individuals and small families making less than 60% of the Area Median Income and individuals at or under 30% AMI with a disability, including severe mental illness. As nearly 30% of Roseburg residents are severely rent-burdened, affordable housing is acutely needed. Deer Creek Village is informed by the principles of inclusionary housing, seeking to provide affordable housing to a wide range of people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities. NeighborWorks Umpqua anticipates taking applications in late 2020 and will advertise the start of the intake process. Permanent financing provided by the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, a consortium of Oregon banks.
NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to announce a new opportunity for local investment
Coos Bay, OR (July 12, 2019) NeighborWorks Umpqua’s Food System Team is requesting input on business investment opportunities related to the south coast commercial fishing and agriculture community. The Food Systems Project has continued to catalog business investment opportunities across our local food economy and has $25,000 in investment funds to allocate towards any private or semi-private fisheries or agriculture project that may strengthen the economies of our local communities. The Food System Project is seeking input by July 31 to help complete the inventory; please share any seafood/fisheries/agricultural investment opportunities that meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Project opportunities must increase the economic value of local, traceable seafood and agriculture while improving the vitality of the south coast commercial fishing and agricultural economy;
- Investments must have general community support, with the potential to lead to further long-term collaborations;
- Projects must impact the community positively in a measurable way by addressing a critical need in the fishing or agriculture industry
your business, farm, Port, or community has a critical need to address within
the commercial fishing or agriculture industry for these initial or for future
investment funds, we want to hear it. The initial $25,000 investment, but will
also be used by the NWU Food System Team to find additional funding
opportunities for this region. Our first business investment will be
selected in July 2019. Preference is given toward opportunities that show
an adequate business plan, any in-kind participation, and/or community support.
Letters of interest for subsequent investments are also welcomed.
Applications for the Business Investment Opportunities program are due by July 31. For additional information or to apply, contact Michelle Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 414-6368.
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
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 email@example.com before Friday.