Resident Services

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1039 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Phone: (541) 265-5326
E-mail: [email protected]
TTY: (800) 735-1232
Fax: (541) 265-6057

We know that difficulties resulting from low income, disability, or special needs are not limited to securing affordable housing.

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County (HALC) offers more than just shelter.

Some residents are eager to move toward economic independence from public assistance. Others are interested in training for and obtaining employment. Others need help with day-to-day activities.

HALC’s resident services are designed to direct you to the resources that you need. Our Resident Services Manager Eva Gonzalez, who is bilingual and bicultural , is committed to providing our residents with the support they need. Eva can be reached at [email protected].

Our Resident Services currently offer the following programs

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County, through its non-profit organization Innovative Concepts, offers the following Services:

Dental Vans/Clinics
The Dental van provides relief to individuals experiencing a dental emergency, who are either uninsured or underinsured.  Services are provided free of charge. Dental vans is grant  funded, using funds received from Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution, County Service Grant, and  InterCommunity Health Network.

For further information on to be put on the waitlist, please call 541-272-5005

After School program & Super reader program
The After School Program is held at the Oceanspray Family Center Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The teacher’s curriculum includes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (aka STEM), reading, arts and crafts and more.

A portion of the After School Program is dedicated to the “Super Reader Program.” This program encourages children to be comfortable reading and brings them up to grade level reading proficiency. The program includes a dedicated age-appropriate reading plan for each participant. When participants “graduate” they are considered Super Readers.

Children are enrolled in the After School Program through referrals and resident inquiries.

Food Pantry
In partnership with Newport Food Share,  Housing Authority residents are able to access foods onsite though the Resident Services Food Pantry.

Resident Services – Partnerships

Our Resident Services builds partnerships with other organizations to bolster the level of support available to our residents.

Centro de Ayuda
Provides families with financial  & family support and general social services. Centro de Ayuda has bilingual and bicultural staff, with State certifications in interpreting and translation, who are registered Community Health Workers. Staff assists with employment issues, rental applications, interpreting and translation (English/Spanish primarily), technology assistance, notary, domestic violence, immigration navigation, medical assistance and more.

Oregon Coast Community College
The Oregon Coast Community College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses on Monday and Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Oceanspray Family Center. The class is free to participants and the community college lends out computers/laptops if needed as well as provides them with a binder, pens, paper, etc. The courses are taught by Will Quillian and individuals can contact him directly for information.

Youth Development Coalition
The Youth Development Coalition  is comprised of area organizations including HALC, Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians, LCSD 21st Century Program and Newport Parks & Recreation Department. The Coalition ensures that great youth programs are available to kids throughout the county.

As part of the work of the Youth Development Coalition The Oceanspray Familiy Center hosts a GED Program. The program is open students aged 16-21 who are disconnected from education. It currently operates Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – noon (closed on major holidays).

The primary goals of the GED Program are:

  • to increase high school graduation through improving reading at grade level for elementary students, and
  • to connect older youth to academic outcomes that promote post-secondary learning and living wage jobs/careers over time.

This is currently the only program in the county offering this service. Students are connected to employment or advanced education opportunities. This happens through a variety of methods including career planning, skills assessment and interests, FAASA application, and referral or registration to post-secondary learning.

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, color, familial status, disability, marital status, or source of income.