Category: News Stories

Black lives matter.

It’s appalling, frustrating and disheartening that such a statement needs to be made. However, the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other black people as well as the legacy of violence and hate against black people in America, have made it necessary. We also recognize that racism is not… Read more »

State Provides $8.5 Million for Rent Relief

Source: Oregon Housing and Community Services News Release May 18, 2020 SALEM, OR – The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has left many Oregon families without resources to pay rent, buy food, make utility payments, and provide other necessities. OHCS’ COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides much needed rent assistance for people who have experienced… Read more »

Michael and Rodney

This is Michael and his puppy Rodney, two of NeighborImpact’s shelter guests this winter. We spoke to Michael recently about his story of homelessness here in Central Oregon. 5 years ago Michael was a normal Oregonian, he had a job, a car, a house. However, after his wife died and other circumstances occurred he had… Read more »

The Oregon Community Recovery Fund to provide immediate additional funds for CAPO and the Community Action network throughout Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) and Community Action Agencies throughout the state are thankful to have received nearly $1 million from the first round of the Oregon Community Recovery Fund, hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). This rapid action by OCF and its partners will enable Community Action to provide flexible resources quickly… Read more »

Community Action National Impact Report

Our colleagues at the National Community Action Partnership published their national impact report earlier this year. Community Action National Impact Report: Building Opportunity for All is a comprehensive look at the impact of the work done by our Community Action agencies throughout the nation. Additionally, released this month is a one-pager summarizing the most notable… Read more »

Breaking Ground – 18th Street Development

On October 11, Community Action Team, Inc. (CAT) in St. Helens hosted a gathering of local and state officials, planners, project funders, building professionals, and interested citizens to celebrate the ground breaking of the new 18th Street Development, a 16-unit multifamily affordable housing complex. This long-awaited and now imminent housing solution will take shape on… Read more »

Weatherization Day at the Capitol

We celebrated Weatherization Day, and were joined by James LaBar from the Governor’s Office.  Randy Olson, Jessi Adams and Rogelio Cortes, represented the Community Action network’s weatherization and energy programs by educating Housing Stability Council members on how weatherizing homes improves the health and safety of families, reduces energy bills and preserves affordable housing stock…. Read more »

NeighborImpact launches the Principal Reduction Program for low income homeowners

CAPO member organization, NeighborImpact, is promoting a new program for low income folks in the central part of our state. The program, known as the Principal Reduction Program, helps low-income households by lowering their mortgage payments through a combination of principal reduction and refinancing. For eligible families, the program will pay down the principal of… Read more »

Construction Begins on UCAN’s New Roseburg Head Start Building

In late July, ground was broken for a new UCAN Head Start Center that will serve children from throughout Douglas County. The 11,800 square-foot facility will feature seven classrooms, a family service room, a health screening room, and a natural play area. The building will be located adjacent to UCAN’s primary Douglas County service center… Read more »

Oregon’s Community Action Network bids farewell to Jon Reeves

Jon Reeves was hired by Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action (MWVCAA) in 1998 to oversee the Child Care Information Services program, now called Child Care Resource & Referral. In 2015, after 8 years as the director of MWVCAA’s Head Start program, Jon was hired as the Executive Director.  Since 2015, the agency: MWVCAA was asked to… Read more »