February 1, 2018 – The Sherman County Court recently approved increasing a grant to encourage the development of new rental housing in Sherman County, Oregon. They increased grant funding to provide up to $10,000 per unit. The County also developed a new grant program to support rehabilitation of existing, non-owner occupied housing. These two programs join a longer-standing effort from the County to provide construction bridge loans for housing and together represent creative ways our local governments are working to address the housing needs in the Gorge.
For more information about housing incentives and financing, contact Eric Nerdin, MCEDD Loan Fund Manager: email@example.com or 541-296-2266.
January 24, 2018 – The Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to Gorge high school seniors pursuing post-secondary degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), is now accepting applications. Click here for the application. Seniors in the five-county area pursuing degrees in STEM should apply by March 19, 2018 for consideration. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified graduating high school senior in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Skamania, or Klickitat County. The student must be graduating from high school or home school or receiving a GED in the spring/summer of 2018.