Housing & Utility Resources

Thrive Central Oregon​ has received funds to help with rent and mortgage payments! Specifically, individuals and families eligible for this rental assistance must be within Bend or Redmond city limits, financially impacted by COVID-19, and under 60% AMI.

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Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order recently to temporarily halt residential evictions for nonpayment during the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bethlehem Inn remains committed to providing a safe place to stay for the adults and children in Central Oregon amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In response to the coronavirus, they are following the most current directives and recommendations from our public health and government authorities. The Inn is modifying some work practices to enhance the health and safety of staff, residents, volunteers and community members.

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Local utility billing companies have undertaken the following policies:

  • City of Bend has temporarily suspended all water service shut-offs for non-payment. Utility customers will continue to be responsible for the water, sewer, and storm water charges that accrue during this time. However, water services will not be shut-off.
  • Cascade Natural Gas-The Oregon Public Utilities Commission on March 25 approved a debt relief program to benefit Cascade Natural Gas residential customers who are experiencing financial hardship and have past-due balances. Find More Info Here
  •  Pacific Power is suspending shut off/disconnect and late fees for non-payment.Find More Info Here
  • Central Electric Cooperative Inc. will not be disconnecting power or charging late fees. Find More Info Here