NeighborWorks Umpqua

Street Address:
605 SE Kane Street
Roseburg, OR 97470

Phone: 541-673-4909
Fax: 541-673-5023

Betty Tamm, CEO

Contact Name: Betty Tamm
Phone: 541-673-4909

Staff Size: Full Time: 31    Part Time: 3

Umpqua Community Development Corporation (dba: NeighborWorks Umpqua) was formed in 1991 to develop affordable housing for low-moderate income residents and to promote economic development in Douglas County. NeighborWorks Umpqua began operations by developing multi-family rental housing complexes. In 1999 we expanded to serve Coos and Curry Counties through housing and economic development activities. During the 22 years of our operations we have met housing and economic goals by creating seven major business lines with interrelations between each of them: 1) Affordable Housing Development 2) Education, Training, and Homeowner Assistance 3) IDA/Dream$avers 4) Economic Development 5) Community Development 6) Property Management 7) Asset Management Each of these business lines has sub categories such as micro-business development program and our own social enterprise businesses, Heartwood ReSources and Umpqua Local Goods, that are under Economic Development. We expect further expansion within some of these categories; with emphasis shifting as local needs change.

Our mission is to work for and with low-income people to provide safe affordable housing and community-based economic development opportunities, so that our community may collectively and individually recognize its intrinsic value and realize its potential.

Total Operating Expense (9/30/2009): $3,867,567

Lines of Business
  • Asset and Property Management

  • Community Based Economic Development

  • Community Building and Organizing

  • Home Ownership Promotion Services

  • Lending and Loan Portfolio Management

  • Real Estate Development

  • National NeighborWorks ® Programs
  • National Homeownership Programs
  • NeighborWorks Community Building and Organizing
  • NeighborWorks Green Organization
  • NeighborWorks Rural Initiative

  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Provided 115 families with pre- and post- purchase housing counseling.
  • Rehabilitated or repaired 58 rental or owner occupied units (1-4 units).
  • Assisted 67 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, downpayment, closing cost or financing assistance.
  • Owned or managed 325 rental units.
  • Invested $474,855 in the community through Umpqua CDC's revolving loan fund, which leveraged $13,050,740 from conventional lenders and other sources.
  • Total direct investment in the community is $13,525,595.

  • Additional Accomplishments
    Date Additional Accomplishment
    6/2/2010 Umpqua CDC completed it's fourth subdivision of Self Help Housing. This six unit subdivision, located in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, brings our total Self Help housing to 36 homes
    6/2/2010 Umpqua CDC received over $1,000,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds from the State of Oregon. These funds allowed us to purchase seven foreclosed properties, rehab them, and sell them to homebuyers or rent them to low income residents.
    6/2/2010 Umpqua CDC spearheaded a Statewide effort to obtain foreclosure counseling funding to hire new counselors. We obtained $560,000 and shared it with nine other counseling organizations
    6/2/2010 Our Heartwood deconstruction crew was invited by the New York Environmental Protection Agency to go to Seneca Tribal Lands in New York, to demonstrate best practices for deconstruction trailers and mobile homes. The NY EPA filmed our crew to create a training video (and they took our crew to Buffalo and Niagara Falls).
    6/2/2010 Umpqua CDC received $2,200,000 in funds to build special needs housing for independent living units for residents with developmental disabilities. Eleven units are complete and leaseup was completed in July 2011.
    6/2/2010 Umpqua CDC purchased an expiring use HUD senior housing project. We received funding for a major rehab which is underway in 2011. The rehab should be completed in April 2012.
    2/4/2011 Selected by the State of Oregon to manage the Mortgage Payment Assistance program for Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties; bringing close to $4,000,000 to each county
    2/4/2011 Received $700,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust fund to share with 13 other Oregon agencies to provide foreclosure counseling thoughout the State
    8/15/2011 Umpqua CDC changed its name to NeighborWorks Umpqua as a dba.
    8/15/2011 NeighborWorks Umpqua received a six year $975,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation to provide educational IDA's to high school students in ten very rural high schools.
    8/15/2011 NeighborWorks Umpqua was awarded funds including Veterans Administration funds, LIHTC, HOME, and Oregon Housing Trust Funds to build 55 units of housing for homeless veterans. Project will be called Eagle Landing and will be located on the VA campus in Roseburg, OR.
    8/15/2011 NeighborWorks Umpqua received $2,032,425 from the State of Oregon and Neighborhood Partnerships for our Individual Development Account program. This represents 30% of the State IDA resources. We have twelve service delivery partners throughout southern Oregon.
    12/15/2011 Completed Neu Place, providing independent living for residents with Developmental Disabilities
    12/15/2011 Received Excellence Award for Innovative Partnerships from the Oregon Housing & Community Services. Also received Rural Sustainable Housing Development Award from Housing Assistance Council at the annual HAC conference
    12/22/2011 NeighborWorks Umpqua acquired the assets of another non-profit in Ashland, Oregon. This consists of three land trusts with 30 Self Help homeowners.
    1/19/2012 Awarded $300,000 in Assets of Independence funds for Dream$avers/IDA
    3/27/2012 Betty Tamm, CEO awarded NNA Practitioner of the Year Award
    3/27/2012 Awarded $2,275,000 in Oregon tax credits for Dream$avers/IDA
    3/30/2012 Completed Brookside Court in Roseburg; Preservation rehab project for 50 units of elderly and disabled housing. This project was also certified as meeting requirements for Enterprise Green Communities.
    8/15/2012 Received Exemplary Partnership Award from Wolf Creek Job Corps
    8/15/2012 Opened Umpqua Local Goods, a local retail store for local crafters and artisans operated as a business training pilot for students from Phoenix School. Also features a commercial community kitchen to promote small business and value-added production within the community.
    9/21/2012 Awarded $100,000 Farmers Market Promotional Program grant to work with 5 local farm markets to develop a cohesive branding campaign for farm markets of the Umpqua Valley and launch a comprehensive advertising campaign.
    12/12/2012 Received designation as a Green NeighborWorks Organization.
    5/30/2013 Betty Niven Award for Distinguished Leadership in Affordable Housing Advocacy to Betty Tamm, CEO by the Oregon Planning Association
    5/26/2013 2013 Community Partner Award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals

    Community Services

  • Community Building

  •  Business/Merchant Relationship

  •  Community Outreach and Organizing

  •  Community Planning

  •  Landscape and Neighborhood Beautification

  •  Leadership Training

  •  Small Business Development

  •  Tenant Organizing

  • Family Health Programs

  •  Christmas-Adopt a Family Program

  •  Job Training / Youth Employment Project

  •  Youth Group Organizing (Issue Oriented)

  • Financial Planning and Assistance

  •  Disposition of Foreclosed Property

  •  Down-payment Assistance

  •  Financial Education

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Training

  •  IDA Savings Program

  •  Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

  •  Reverse Mortgage

  • Green Building and Home Improvement

  •  Energy Conservation Programs

  •  Environmental Friendly Building Materials

  •  Home Maintenance Training

  •  Indoor Environment Quality

  •  Lead Poison Prevention

  •  Renewable Energy Resources

  •  Sustainable Site Planning

  •  Water Quality and Conservation

  • Housing Programs and Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Home Ownership Center

  •  Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Housing for Elderly

  •  Housing for Handicapped

  •  Housing for Homeless

  •  Housing for Veterans

  •  Relocation / House Moving

  •  Rental Housing

  •  Section 8 Housing

  • Board of Directors
    NameBoard Role/TitleSectorCompany/OrganizationJob Title
    Chris ChristofferBoard TreasurerRetired, Sterling Savings BankCommercial Lender
    Betti ManfreBoard MemberManfre Design SourceOwner
    Elin MillerBoard ChairBusinessElin Miller Consulting, LLCOwner
    David MorrisonBoard MemberAller & Morrison Law Office, RetiredAttorney (partner)
    Robb G PaulBoard SecretaryDouglas County Public WorksDirector
    Daniel RobertsonBoard MemberAller & Morrison Law OfficeAttorney
    Meg StoryBoard MemberNeighborWorks Umpqua 
    Jake WinnBoard Vice ChairFederal GovernmentBureau of Land Management, Roseburg DistrictDistrict Restoration Coordinator

    About the NeighborWorks ® Network

    The NeighborWorks® network is a nationwide network of more than 250 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.

    NeighborWorks ® America Contact Information
    District:  Pacific
    Name:  Laurie Delman
    Phone:  714-940-0144x26
    Fax:  714-940-0973