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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Housing Opportunity, month-to-month rents, and income qualifications do apply.
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 email@example.com. Make sure to share!
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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 $12,000. By putting a temporary moratorium on repeat users, NeighborWorks
Umpqua is hoping to increase the number of people who engage successfully with
is a program that is intended to help people save and learn what goes into the
process of working towards financial goals,” said Carlos. “If you go through
the program and graduate, our hope is that you have gained new skills
and habits in financial and goal planning for future endeavors.”
in 2019 we will not be accepting applications from program graduates, we
encourage anyone to check out the other services we have available. We offer
home repair grants, small business development opportunities, mortgage
brokering, homebuyer education and financial coaching.
you are a first time applicant or were unable to graduate from the Dream$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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or fill out the form below.