Polk-Yamhill Regional Housing Center

The Polk-Yamhill Regional Housing Center – a partnership between Polk CDC and the Housing Authority of Yamhill County – offers classes, counseling, and Resource Centers in Dallas, and McMinnville. Our services include:

    Workshops

    Financial Fitness and the ABC’s of Home buying help Polk County residents take control of their finances and learn safe, sustainable paths towards homeownership. Contact us at 503-831-3173 or email info@polkcdc.org to learn more!

    First-Time Homebuyer Counseling

    Interested in buying a home, but don’t know where to start? Our program manager can help you make an individualized plan to improve your credit, pay-down your debt, and save for your own down-payment.

    To make an appointment or for more information, contact the program manager at 503-831-3173 or email info@polkcdc.org.

    Rental Homes

    Polk CDC develops high quality, well-maintained affordable housing communities throughout Polk County. Consider our communities for your next home Here.

    Foreclosure Prevention

    Facing foreclosure or worried about mortgage default? Call us. We can help you review your situation and, if necessary, refer you to a credible, experienced foreclosure counselor for in-depth assistance. Whether or not you decide to keep your home, the Polk-Yamhill Regional Housing Center can help you work with your servicer and find the best options for your situation.

    To make an appointment or for more information, contact Polk CDC’s program manager at 503-831-3173 or email info@polkcdc.org.

    Mortgage Payment Assistance (MPA) Program

    Polk Community Development Corporation is the Intake Agency for Polk County homeowners at risk of losing their home. Oregon Housing and Community Services administers the Hardest Hit Fund through the Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI). Two foreclosure prevention programs opened up in 2016. The program “Home Rescue” will provide assistance to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage in two ways (up to 12 payments with a maximum benefit of $20,000), and a reinstatement payment to bring their mortgages current (up to $15,000).

    The second program, “Loan Preservation Assistance (LPA) will provide assistance to homeowners that have fallen behind in their mortgage payments or property taxes with a maximum reinstatement benefit of up to ($40,000). Since 2011 Polk CDC has helped nearly 500 families save their home from foreclosure.

    Resource Center and Referrals

    Polk CDC collaborates with many countywide service providers, both State and local, to bring Polk County residents assistance to secure and maintain affordable housing. Visit our Resource Center locations in Dallas and McMinnville to learn more about homeownership, affordable rental housing, and related programs in Polk and Yamhill Counties. To see our partnership weblinks, click here.

    Individual Development Account (IDA)

    Manage your debt and get a 3-to-1 match on your personal savings towards homeownership and secondary education. Polk CDC is one of the eight founding members of the Valley Individual Development Account (VIDA) collaborative, which has grown to include 42 community-based organizations throughout the State of Oregon. The VIDA program – administered through CASA of Oregon – matches $3 for every $1 of participant savings.

    Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) alleviate poverty by helping low and moderate income individuals build assets that help stabilize their personal finances and provide a foundation for long-term planning and wealth-building. To find out more or to apply, please contact our Housing Program Manager at 503-831-3173 or email us at info@polkcdc.org

    The IDA initiative is supported by funding from the Oregon IDA Tax Credit. The Oregon IDA Tax Credit allows you to support programs like ours and get a 75% credit back on your state tax return. For more information, go to https://ida.neighborhoodpartnerships.org/

    Dallas Center:
    Polk Community Development Corporation (Polk CDC)
    657 Main Street
    Dallas, Oregon 97338
    Email: info@polkcdc.org

    McMinnville Center:
    Yamhill County Affordable Housing Corporation
    135 NE Dunn Place
    McMinnville, Oregon 97128
    Email: resourcecenter@hayhc.org

    We can also provide information on programs such as:

      Housing Rehabilitation Loans