News & Events


January 15, 2008 -   We just received our 501c3 tax exempt status from the IRS (hooray!)  And it was a definitive ruling rather than an advanced ruling. (Double hooray!)   Funds donated directly to NeahCasa are now tax-deductible.  We are grateful to the US Bank Foundation for a $5,000 grant that allowed us to pay for some of our time prepare our application and enabled us to hire the Community Development Law Center to help with the process.

Newsletter - June, 2006 - in downloadable PDF format  Newsletter 6.07


Upcoming Events              Winter-Spring 2008

 NeahCasa Board Meetings:
Held on the second Saturday of the month
New people are welcome to attend to see what we are about.

Call 368-6294 for information and directions.

Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 10 am - 1:30 (lunch included)
Eunice Massie's house in Wheeler - call 368-4142 for directions

Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10 am - 1:30 (lunch included)

Place to be announced.


2007 Meetings of Interest

Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis Club - January 10, 2007
Lane deMoll, NeahCasa Co-Chair, spoke on housing affordability issues

Housing Trust Potential Client Orientation "Coffee" - Wednesday evening, February 28, 2007
At the home of Natasha Stevens & Rex Harter in Manzanita.
An inspiring film on housing trusts nationally was shown.

Manzanita Women's Club - Tuesday, April 3 at noon at Pine Grove Community Center

Lane deMoll spoke about housing affordability issues.

Open House - Saturday, July 7, 2007

A chance to learn about housing affordability issues in our community as well as NeahCasa visions and projects. We began at the North County Rec District and then visited Redwing House - a privately owned model of "flex" rental in Nehalem and Tax Lot 300 in Nehalem - a potential future site for a model neighborhood development

2006 Meetings of Interest:

Tillamook County Housing Summit

April 13, 2006 at Bay City Arts Center

100 people attended a discussion of the challenges and possiblities and strengthened between government and the private sector

Tillamook County Landlord Support Group Kick-off
November 13, 2006   at the Pine Grove Community Club         
Speaker: Norton Cabell from Eugene
Tillamook County Commissioners Meeting

November 1, 2006 at the White Clover Grange

Discussion of use of County owned land next to Cartm Recycling

Joint City Planning Commissions Meeting on Affordable  Housing - Monday, October 30, 2006 at Rockaway Beach City Hall

Future Workshops & Classes

NeahCasa is committed to providing on-going public information about housing affordabilty issues.

Getting Your Finances Together - Coming in June 2008. Organized by Eunice Massie.  Whether you are a prospective homeowner or just in an on-going credit crunch, we want to do a class to help you get things under control. 

The ABC's of Homebuying  - Once we have a critcal mass of folks ready to buy a new home, Community Action Team (CAT) will offer this class in our area.

Tenant Training – Community Action Team (CAT) in St. Helens has promised to do their Ready-To-Rent  program soon in the Nehalem Bay Area.

Workforce Housing Issues - Can employers work together to find housing for their employees in today's market??

Energy Upgrades - Saving on utilities means more funds available to meet rents or mortgages.

Zero Net Energy Housing - How low can we go??

Living Wage - What are other places’ experiences? What would this mean for our community?