HomeSmart Oregon Collaborative Helps First Time Home Buyers

A collaborative partnership between five trusted nonprofit agencies in Oregon, HomeSmart Oregon was created to help first time home buyers access support for the process. First time home buyers throughout the state can find online home buyer education and contact information for an agency with one-on-one home buyer counseling available. Homeownership counselors can help buyers [...]

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State Launches New Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Awareness Program, WNHS Local Contact

Non-profits across the state have been contracted to provide free, confidential services to anyone currently facing foreclosure or who could be on their way toward foreclosure. On September 17, 2012, Oregon Housing and Community Services launched a new website as a ‘one-stop shop’ on the web for information about foreclosure, prevention options, and mediation. The [...]

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Funding for Safe Affordable Housing: WNHS to Receive Multimillion Dollar Grant to Improve Lancaster Bridge Apartments

Oregon Housing and Community Services Department today announced funding to Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services for the refinancing and rehab of Lancaster Bridge Apartments in Corvallis! The state will provide the largest piece of the $8.3 million financing plan: federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits estimated to deliver $5.7 million in tax credit investor equity. All [...]

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WNHS Discovers Mastodon Bones at Development

During the development of a new affordable housing complex–Seavy Meadows in Northeast Corvallis–a heavy equipment operator caught sight of something interesting: mastodon bones buried in the earth. Mid-valley Newspapers has an article about the discovery and you can hear WNHS Executive Director talk about the find on YouTube! A special thanks goes out to the Corvallis Gazette-Times [...]

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Mortgage Assistance Program Now Open to Unemployed Oregonians

Mortgage Assistance Program Now Open to Unemployed Oregonians On March 7, 2012 Benton County residents may apply for the Mortgage Payment Assistance Unemployment Program. The program is administered by Oregon Housing and Community Services and can provide up to one year of mortgage payment assistance or $20,000, whichever comes first, to approved homeowners. The program is [...]

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WNHS Receives NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Status

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services has been awarded NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center status. Through the Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center, WNHS will be able to help homebuyers navigate the complicated road to homeownership and stay in those homes for years to come. We will be holding a celebration of our new status on Wednesday, September 21st.

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