VALLEY INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS (VIDA)

VIDA is a three-to-one matched savings program in partnership with CASA of Oregon. Savings can be used for three categories; home purchase, business development and education. Educational courses are offered to participants to ensure program success. For more information on starting a VIDA account, send an email to Families Forward by clicking here.

MOVING FORWARD LOANS

A program offers three loan options: security deposit assistance, emergency loan or a credit building loan. The program also gives loan recipients access to financial enrichment courses and provides opportunity to build a positive credit history. Currently this program is limited to Housing Choice Voucher (HCV, formerly Section 8) holders and residents living in Housing Works properties. If you meet this criteria and would like more information, send an email to Families Forward by clicking here.

CREDIT BUILDER LOAN PROGRAM

Borrowers make monthly payments to Families Forward for 12 months and payment history is reported to the credit bureaus. At the end of the loan term, all deposits are returned to the client. For more information on obtaining a credit builder loan, send an email to Families Forward by clicking here.

AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS AND CAMPS

This program provides year round youth activities and scholarships to summer camp for children ages 6-13 living in Housing Works owned properties or participating on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV, formerly Section 8) program. If you live in a Housing Works property or are on the HCV program and would like more info, send an email to Families Forward by clicking here.

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