A loan program to help low-income Roseburg homeowners rehabilitate substandard housing will be revived by NeighborWorks Umpqua. The Roseburg City Council voted 7-1 Monday to transfer a loan fund started in 1988 to NeighborWorks. City Manager Lance Colley said the city has not loaned any money in a decade and is not well-equipped to oversee the project. NeighborWorks contracted with the city to administer the program in 2004 after budget cuts eliminated staff members who managed it. Monday’s decision gives the nonprofit agency most of the funds and the ability to make new loans. The city will give $75,000 of …
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