NextStep Recycles Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. NextStep in Eugene is helping residents find out if that’s true Friday. Organizers say people should bring used electronics to the NextStep booth at the NEDCO Sprout! Farmer’s Market Friday. The items will be brought back to the facilities where they’ll be properly disposed … Continue reading »

Claim 52 Brewing Opens In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is staking claim on a new location in Springfield. Started back in 2012, Claim 52 Brewing will now serve up handcrafted beers at the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Sprout! Regional Food Hub on 4th Street. The space will be called The Abbey and will feature seven different beers … Continue reading »

Home Rescue Program Ending

EUGENE, Ore. — A state funded program that helps struggling homeowners keep their homes is coming to an end in Lane County. The Home Rescue Program, run by NEDCO, provides qualified homeowners a year’s worth of mortgage payments, up to $30,000. In Lane County, more than 400 have applied. Homeowners have one more chance to … Continue reading »

More Food Carts Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More food carts could be on the way to downtown Springfield after a decision by the city council. The Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) is working on a contract with the city of Springfield to pave the way for food carts to open around downtown. NEDCO says it hopes food carts will … Continue reading »

NEDCO Offers Financial Help

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’re looking for some help achieving those financial goals this year, you won’t have to go far. NEDCO in Springfield is offering qualifying Lane County residents a 3:1 match on their savings account. The Individual Development Account (IDA) provides money and financial education and counseling. The program can be used towards … Continue reading »

State Offers Mortgage Assistance Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A new state program is offering homeowners up to $30,000 in mortgage assistance. The home rescue program launched in some counties earlier this month, but goes statewide starting Wednesday. The Neighborhood Economic and Development Corporation is one group that can help in the process. NEDCO says it’s important for those in need … Continue reading »

Program Helps Homeowners with Payments

EUGENE, Ore. — In Lane County at least 2,500 homeowners are 90 days or more behind in their mortgage payment, which is why officials here at Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation say homeowners assistance programs are so important. To qualify for the Home Rescue Program, homeowners must have seen a decline of 10 percent or more … Continue reading »

Program Helps Seniors Stay in Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local program is working to help senior citizens stay in their homes. Through a $200,000 grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Community Lending Works Program at NEDCO is now offering low-interest loans to qualified, fixed-income homeowners age 65 and up. The money can be used to update a … Continue reading »