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Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled for This Week - 03/04/19

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been canceled due to extreme weather and road conditions. It was scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, in Brookings.

The meeting will be rescheduled for the same location. Information about the new date will be made public as soon as possible.

The committee is made up of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel on veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon. Its nine members serve in a vital advisory role to the director and staff of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

More information can be found online at www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/advisory.aspx or to contact the Advisory Committee, please email vaac@odva.state.or.us.

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Loan Program Lowers Interest Rates Across the Board (Photo) - 02/21/19

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs this month announced across-the-board interest rate decreases on all of its home loan products, yet another sign that 2019 could be a great time to buy a home, especially for Oregon veterans.

The Oregon Veteran Home Loan Program, which has been one of ODVA’s core veteran services since the agency’s inception in 1945, dropped its interest rates by 0.125 percent in February. The new interest rates can be seen in the rate sheet here.

This interest rate decrease comes on the heels of ODVA’s lending limit increase allowing veterans to borrow up to $484,350 for a single family, owner-occupied residence in Oregon.

The Oregon Veteran Home Loan Program is coming off a banner 2018, in which participating veterans borrowed more than $102 million to purchase homes using their state veteran home loan benefit. This Oregon benefit is separate and distinct from the federal VA Home Loan Guarantee and can be used to purchase up to 4 homes over a veterans lifetime.

To be eligible, a veteran must have served on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, as documented on his or her DD-214, and must meet one of the service criteria outlined on ODVA’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Home-Loans/Pages/Eligibility.aspx.

For more information about the Oregon Veterans’ Affairs Home Loan Program and eligibility, please visit orvethomeloans.com.

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