Welcome to Community Solutions of Central Oregon, where our focus is helping people have difficult conversations.

The need for dispute resolution throughout Central Oregon has never been greater. With ever increasing growth in our region and continued uncertainty about the ongoing health crisis, increased numbers of community, business, housing, and family disputes surface daily.

In line with State mandates due the ongoing public health crisis, precautionary measures in place now include disinfectant office cleaning, appropriate physical distancing, and the provision of disposable face masks for clients, staff, and volunteers during meetings, training, or mediation activities. 

We also offer meeting options to include in-person, telephone conferencing, or video conferencing online for select cases. See our 'Adaptive Services' update in the 'News/Announcements' page of our website for further details.

Helping people have difficult conversations, 

Gary Winterstein
Executive Director

Foreclosure Mediation: Program Overview & Requirements - Part 1

"...the opportunity to remain in my house...everyone was very helpful in this pursuit." - Homeowner, Deschutes County Oregon, October 2020Even in normal times, homeowners can run into trouble making their monthly mortgage payments. When a hardship occurs, or even a worldwide pandemic throws a financial curve ball, homeownership for some becomes a struggle to survive. Fortunately, the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program (OFAP) offers help state-wide. Established by Oregon Law, with oversight from the Oregon Department of Justice (ODJ), and corporately administered by Mediation Case Manager (MCM), homeowners and lenders are given the opportunity to negotiate and commit to a wide range of foreclosure avoidance measures.Join Community Solutions Executive Director and Mediator, Gary Winterstein in a 2-part series of monthly Round Table presentations online via zoom.us, during which details about OFAP and how mediators can certify to facilitate these cases will be reviewed and discussed.

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