February 6, 2019

State seeking volunteers to help aging veterans connect with earned benefits

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is seeking volunteers to work with veterans in Clackamas, Deschutes and Polk counties who may not be aware of the […]
January 25, 2019

Oregon Veteran Home Loan Program breaks milestone with $100M in new home loans in 2018

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Home Loan Program had a banner year in 2018, with an outstanding $102,044,184 in new loan origination — a 21 percent increase over the previous year and the program’s highest total in over two decades.
January 24, 2019

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs signs historic agreement for veteran services with Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Oregon State Capitol last week that will enable the tribal government to establish its first-ever tribal veteran service office.
January 7, 2019

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs increases lending limit for veteran home loans

The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program has an increased limit for veteran home loans. Starting this year, ODVA will accept loan applications up to a maximum of $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018.
December 18, 2018

Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard coming January 2019

Starting this January, eligible veterans will be able to obtain a new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard. The new placard is the result of Senate Bill 1506 and gives placard holders certain parking benefits.
December 14, 2018

Avoid Robocall Scams and Fraud This Holiday Season

The following information is from the Federal VA: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls targeting Americans, […]
December 10, 2018

Wreaths Across America Events Hosted in Oregon

Volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at many of VA’s national cemeteries this Saturday, Dec. 15 during this year’s national Wreaths Across America event.
November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday: How to give responsibly

As the year draws to an end, holiday goodwill is in abundant supply. Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season by channeling charitable efforts around a […]
November 13, 2018

Veterans and War Memorials Grant Applications Open

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)'s Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant Program was created and established to provide funding assistance to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials. The program will help honor Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.