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NAYA Family Center Homeownership News
Fall 2011 Issue No. 6
NAYA Family Center
Homeownership Program Orientation


Curious about homebuying?   

Want to know what it means to be mortgage-ready?  

Want to compare renting versus owning?    


The Homeownership Program invites all members of Portland's Native American community to our two-hour Program Orientation.  Learn about our services, including home buyers education and coaching, financial wellness, program resources and referrals.  This event is the first step to enrolling in services and finding out how we can support you on your path to homeownership.  


Wednesday, October 26th  or  

Thursday, December 1st, 2011   

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

NAYA Family Center

5135 NE Columbia Blvd, TriMet #75
To register  contact Anna Steirer at 503-288-8177 x289 or
NAYA Family Center is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency  
homebuyer orientation 
 Realize Your Goals and Calm Your Financial Stress with NAYA Family Center Financial Wellness 

  Do you want to learn how culture and values relate to  

our money and resources?

Want to learn how to create a spending plan?   

Mondays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th, 2011 



This four-part class is held on Monday evenings, and is conducted in a non-judgemental, helpful and confidential manner.  This free class is open to all ages and financial situations.


Register by contacting Ben Helgren, Financial Skills Coach at
503-288-8177 x273 or   
   Another Successful Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event. We had over 400 attendees, 31 vendors, 12 workshops, free bicycle repair from Community Cycling Center, and buffalo burgers for lunch prepared by
NAYA's Nawitka Catering.

Check out the
 2011 Fair Report to learn more about the event.
registration team
Registration Team 

NAYA Dancers
NAYA Cultural Arts Program Dancers
perform at lunchtime 

Raffle Winners
Raffle Winners!  


Plan for Holiday Spending with NAYA Family Center
Financial Wellness Program

 Come learn about tools that can help you to plan for spending during the  Winter holidays, and share your experiences and ideas. We will review techniques for setting spending goals, communicating with your family, and saving on purchases.


Wednesday October 19, 2011



Pre-registration required, contact Ben Helgren, Financial Skills Coach 503-288-8177 x 273 or 


Community Events 


Chance to win $4,000 Down Payment Assistance Grant


East Portland Homeownership Forum 


Thursday, Oct. 20th  

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Village Free School

8660 SE Foster Road


Free Dinner by Burgerville  


Learn about homebuying in East Portland.  Attendees who stay for the presentation will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $4,000 homebuying assistance grant.  


Presentations will feature an overview of mortgage products available for first-time homebuyers and a discussion on the barriers and opportunities for homebuyers in today's market.  


Sponsored by ROSE Community Development 


13th Annual  

African American Homeownership Fair


Saturday, October 29, 2011



Legacy Emanuel Hospital Atrium

501 N Graham St., Portland  


Enter to win a $1,000 grant give-away and other great prizes.

Visit over 40 housing professionals. Attend free workshops.  

Free Parking  

Free Lunch--11:30am-1:00 pm


Hosted by the African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)

Fix It Fair

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Ron Russell Middle School,
3955 SE 112th Ave., Portland

The Fix-It Fairs are free events designed to save you money and connect you to resources.

  • Safe and healthy home
  • Water and energy savings
  • Food and nutrition
  • Neighborhood and community resources
  • Recycling
  • Weatherizing your home
  • Gardening and growing your own food
  • Yard care and composting
  • Transportation
Plus: free lead blood testing, free giveaways, hourly door prizes, free professional childcare, free lunch & free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families.

To learn more visit: Fix it Fairs  

A Special Thanks to our 6th Annual Native American
Housing to Homeownership Fair Sponsors

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