Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Head Start of Lincoln County Accepting Applications

Head Start of Lincoln County is accepting waitlist applications for programs in the Toledo, Newport and Lincoln City locations. Many children are enrolled throughout the school year. For more information, please call the number for your city below:

Toledo: 541-336-5113
Newport: 541-574-7690
Lincoln City 541-996-3028

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lincoln Community Land Trust Builds Another Home

Lincoln Community Land Trust (LCLT) has built its second home! Everyone is invited to view the fully remodeled 1940's charmer at an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 1st.

Refreshments will be served and exciting gifts available at the raffle. The presentation and light refreshments begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony and cake at 5:30 p.m., and the raffle at 6:00 p.m. A walkthrough of the home will follow the raffle.

Please mark your calendars and invite others to come be part of this celebration for affordable homeownership in Lincoln County! Please contact Ben Baggett at to RSVP.

LCLT makes homes available to hard working individuals and families of Lincoln County who deserve the option of homeownership. A community land trust home benefits the
community by making one more affordable home available from one generation to another to enjoy.

It lasts because the homeowner, in return for the below market home price and affordable mortgage payments, agrees that when ready to sell their home they give the next home buyer the same opportunity to buy the home at a rate that is affordable.

Community land trust homes across the nation also make homeownership a reality for those ready, but that have insufficient income or difficulty finding a mortgage to purchase a traditional market rate home.

Community land trust homes can act as a bridge between rent and traditional home ownership. On average in the United States, 70% of community land trust home owners eventually go on to purchase traditional market rate homes.

Welcome to CSC's blog and e-newsletter!

These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

There are 3 ways to deliver info to stakeholders:

  1. The blog itself, which can be linked to our current website
  2. Email news blasts (blog articles sent via email as eNewsletters)
  3. RSS Feed (subscribers read in Google Reader or other feed reader, can also send posts to Facebook and Twitter)
We're excited about these communication tools and look forward to both your input and feedback for continuing improvement and positive information-sharing.

If you have agency/program information you'd like posted on this blog, please send full text and/or photos and videos, ideas, or suggestions to Janet Hessel and she will take the next steps.