Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services offers a wide range of services to individuals and families in Oregon’s Linn and Benton Counties.
We create decent, affordable housing by constructing single- and multi-family apartments and renovating existing properties. Our Resident Services Program helps nurture these communities by supporting and empowering the individuals and families who live in them.
As a NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center, WNHS helps low and moderate income households become homeowners through education and pre-purchase counseling. The Extra Step Program provides 0% APR down payment assistance in the amount of $10,000 to income-qualified, first-time homebuyers due upon sale or refinance. Anyone considering purchasing a home can benefit from Homebuyer Education Workshops held monthly for a nominal fee.
We also help struggling homeowners maintain their housing by managing intakes for OHSI‘s Mortgage Payment and Loan Preservation Assistance Programs in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. In Linn County, we provide no-interest loans for repairs to low income homeowners who need help fixing their homes.
The WNHS Dollars and Sense Program helps people learn to manage money, build or improve credit, save for their future, and protect their assets through classes, special events, and one-on-one budget and credit counseling.