FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joel Madsen, Executive Director – Columbia Cascade Housing Corp P: 541.296.5462 Ext 116

E: joelm@columbiacascadehousingcorp.org

White Salmon Receives Funding for Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program Partnering with Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation

White Salmon, WA (September 20th, 2021) – Washington State Department of Commerce announced this week that the City of White Salmon has been selected to receive up to $400,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to continue providing a regional housing rehabilitation program with Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC). CCHC and the City of White Salmon teamed up for the successful investment proposal and will continue their partnership over the next two years to put this investment to work in Klickitat and Skamania Counties.

The minor home repair program will provide zero interest, deferred loans up to $25,000 for lower income homeowners seeking health and safety repairs to their homes using local contractors. This resource is available to homeowners throughout Klickitat and Skamania Counties earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. ‘We’re excited to attract this resource to our region and utilize our expertise in managing federal investments to improve the condition of our housing stock while helping lower income homeowners stay in their homes’ said Joel Madsen, Executive Director.

Mayor of White Salmon, Marla Keethler states ‘this is another example of our city prioritizing the community’s desire to address affordable housing. We’re pleased to be partnering with CCHC on this project and look forward to improving the housing stock in and around White Salmon.

Creating opportunities for homeowners to make improvements to their home is another piece of the housing puzzle. The program will ensure preservation of existing houses throughout our community while also bringing job opportunities to local contractors.

Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon, asbestos and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Also included are modifications for mobility-impaired residents. There is no cost to homeowners who must sign a Deed and Note for a 30 year, deferred payment, zero interest loan.

500 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR. 97058

Deaf Community Relay – (OR) 1-800-735-1232 (WA) 1-800-833-6384

Interested homeowners should contact Housing Resource Program Manager, Dave Peters, at 1- 888-356-8919 for additional information. Applications can be found at the following website at https://bit.ly/WS-Home-Repair or at our office at 500 E 2nd St. The Dalles, OR

Annual Gross Income Limits:

Klickitat County

Family Size 1 – $24,750; 2-$28,250; 3-$31,800; 4-$35,300; 5-$38,150; 6-$40,950; 7-$43,800; 8-$46,600

Skamania County

Family Size 1 – $33,850; 2-$38,700; 3-$43,550; 4-$48,350; 5-$52,250; 6-$56,100; 7-$60,000; 8-$63,850

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit affordable housing provider whose purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. CCHC operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.

500 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR. 97058

Deaf Community Relay – (OR) 1-800-735-1232 (WA) 1-800-833-6384 

Cooling Centers Opening Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24th, 2021

CONTACT:

Kenny LaPoint Executive Director

Email: klapoint@mccac.com Phone #: 541-848-1667

Mid-Columbia Community Action Council

Serving Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties

312 E. 4th St.

The Dalles, OR 97058

 

 

As high summer temperatures enter the region, our houseless and most vulnerable community members are at extreme risk of heat and sun exposure that threatens their health and well-being. In response, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) has partnered with the City of Hood River, St. Vincent DePaul of The Dalles, Hood River Shelter Services, the City of Hood River, Hood River County Emergency Management, Hood River Public Health, Columbia Area Transit, and LINK Public Transit to offer Cooling Centers options and transportation for our community members who are experiencing unsheltered houselessness. Below are Cooling Center locations and transportation information that can help assist in accessing Cooling Centers in the region:

 

Hood River County Cooling Center

Hood River Fire Station Community Room (located behind the Hood River Acquatic Center) 1785 Meyer Parkway, Hood River

Contact Phone #: 541-965-8533 Hours of operation:

  • Friday, June 25th, 10am-8pm
  • Saturday, June 26th, 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, June 27th,10am-8pm
  • Monday, June 28th, 10am-8pm
  • Tuesday, June 29th, 10am-8pm

 

Wasco County and Sherman County

St. Vincent DePaul of The Dalles 315 W. 3rd St., The Dalles Contact Phone #: 541-980-0855 Hours of operation:

  • Friday, June 25th, 10am-8pm
  • Saturday, June 26th, 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, June 27th,10am-8pm
  • Monday, June 28th, 10am-8pm

 

  • Tuesday, June 29th, 10am-8pm Contact Phone #: 541-980-0855

 

Transportation to and from cooling centers will be offered by Columbia Area Transit (CAT) in accordance with the CAT Bus and Trolley schedules linked below:

 

Hood River Transportation Options Weekday CAT Bus Schedule, Hood River Weekend CAT Trolley Schedule, Hood River

 

The Dalles Transportation Options

Weekday and Weekend CAT Bus Schedule, The Dalles

LINK Public Transit Schedule or call for a Dial-A-Ride 541-296-7595 M-F 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost is $1.50

 

Additional Information

Guests of the Cooling Centers will be required to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and face covering requirements. All guest will be required to wear a face covering when inside the Cooling Centers in addition to maintaining social distancing and utilizing hand washing and sanitation options as necessary. Additional rules may be implemented at each Cooling Center site.

 

 

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JOIN US IN A SERIES OF FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION!

Upcoming Dates:

March 3 at 1PM-Taxes and Ways To Use Your Return

March 10 at 10AM-Budgeting & Savings
March 17 at 1PM-Building, Repairing, and Protecting Credit
March 31 at 1PM-Banking Basics
April 7 at 1PM -Dealing With Debt & Predatory Lending

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Contact Sonia Chavez to
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soniac@mid-columbiahousingauthority.org

UNETE A NOSOTROS EN UNA SERIE DE EDUCACION FINANCIERA COMPLETAMENTE GRATITUA!

Fechas Siguientes:

Marzo 2 a las 5:30PM-Impuestos y Formas de Utilizar Su Declaración Marzo 9 a las 5:30PM-Presupuesto y Ahorro
Marzo 16 a las 5:30PM-Construcción y Reparación de Crédito
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