Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Sept. 25
Sherman Development League Grant/Loan Applications Available
What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week.
Sherman County Seeks to Encourage Rental Housing Development
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Sept. 25
The Sherman County Photography Club meets Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at the Steve Burnet Extension Building in Moro. Learn how to add watermarks to your photographs and pick up tips for entering your photos in competitions. Everyone is welcome to attend.
2. Sherman Development League Grant/Loan Applications Available
Sherman Development League (SDL) grant application forms for projects and/or programs in Sherman County are now available. Grants can be applied for by 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations. Organizations that have received a grant from SDL are not eligible to apply until their current grant requirements have been met. Revolving loan funds are also available to for-profit entities and businesses.
Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2017, and grants will be awarded by February 1, 2018.
To receive appropriate grant/loan application forms, please submit a letter of request which includes:
• A brief description of your project.
• State if the project is a capital expenditure, one-time program or pilot project, emergency assistance or a loan request.
• Identify the type of organization requesting funding.
Mail or email requests to:
Sherman Development League, Inc.
P.O. Box 11
Moro, OR 97039
Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week.
Crafts in Stacks – Saturday, September 30th at 2pm
We have a few spots left if you would like to register! 541-565-3279
Create a work of art using the pages of your favorite book.
We will have books available for use or bring an old copy of your favorite. We will be cutting the pages out of the book, so if you want to use your own, be aware that it won’t survive the process. Ages firmly 12 and up.
4. Sherman County Seeks to Encourage Rental Housing Development
After hearing many stories of new employees hired by Sherman County businesses or organizations that would like to live in Sherman County but can’t find rental housing, Sherman County explored options to help spur the development of additional rental housing. A new incentive program will contribute up to $5,000 per new rental housing unit constructed as an incentive to developers. These funds would be given as a direct contribution upon completion of the development. This pilot program will be available to incentivize six new units in Sherman County on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about this incentive and an application is available on the County’s website here: http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/RentalHousingIncentiveProgramApplication.pdf
The County also offers low- or no-interest construction loans to developers of rental housing that do not qualify, or only partially qualify, for funding from a traditional housing lender. A developer could access both the loan program and incentive program. The County’s loan would be repaid within a short period when permanent mortgages provide the capital to repay the construction loan. This program is not to compete with private sector lending.
These programs are being offered in partnership with Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), which also has unique loan funds set aside for the development of Attainable Housing, serving the middle housing market of 60-120% median family income. For more information about these programs, contact Jessica Metta, Sherman County’s Economic Development Coordinator with MCEDD, at 541-296-2266 or email@example.com.
5. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“Does the native population of Europe face extinction? Yes. It is not good or bad. It is.” ~ September 4, 2017 on the website of “Institut des Libertés,” the think tank of the great French financier Charles Gave.