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Housing Works Partners on Seized Houses in Redmond

 Redmond city leaders get firsthand look at success of Housing Works partnership on seized houses Redmond city officials today were recognized for their leadership role in partnering with Housing Works, the affordable housing agency forCentral Oregon, which has turned trashed houses seized by the police department into community assets. Mayor George Endicott, Chief of Police […]

Central Oregon Veterans to get more access to affordable housing

Redmond, OR — Housing Works, the leading affordable housing provider serving the tri-county Central Oregon region, has secured an additional fifteen (15) federally-funded vouchers to aid homeless veterans obtain quality housing. “These vouchers will improve lives in the most fundamental way – providing safe, clean, permanent, affordable housing for homeless veterans,” said Kenny LaPoint, Housing […]

Tom Kemper new executive director of Housing Works

Redmond, OR –Tom Kemper, an attorney and former real estate developer inPortland, recently was appointed executive director of Housing Works, the housing authority for Central Oregon.  Kemper replaces Cyndy Cook, who served in that position for 30 years until her retirement in May. Housing Works, the largest affordable housing provider in Central Oregon, is a […]

USDA, HUD present awards to Housing Works

Redmond, OR – National officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today presented Housing Works, the housing authority for Central Oregon, two awards for providing quality, affordable housing that strengthens communities in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.  The agencies commended Housing Works for helping […]

Money for Home Ownership & More Through the PATHWorks Program

Jessica F. needed housing assistance.  She had a nine-month-old baby and another on the way and could barely scrape together money for monthly rent.   Rental assistance in the form of a Housing Choice Voucher became her life support.  With this help, Jessica was able to start working toward financial independence through Housing Works’ PATHWorks program. […]

Creating a New Homeowner & Revitalizing a Neighborhood

Albree W. was renting a home that was going through foreclosure.  When she received the notice, she realized she and her son would have to move. When she met with Housing Works she learned she qualified for the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Option program.  She also heard about down payment assistance available through the Neighborhood […]

Converting a Housing Choice Voucher to Mortgage Payments

Jill R. had owned a home before, but couldn’t keep it when she became disabled and was unable to work.  She was living in Washington but eager to make a fresh start in Central Oregon, and hopeful she might be able to once again afford to own. Through Housing Works, Jill completed PATHWorks financial literacy classes and […]

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