In Pendleton, we’re proud of our residents’ community spirit and willingness to lend a helping hand to neighbors. Through the programs listed below, we encourage community involvement and aim to ensure our neighborhoods stay clean and inviting. Check out what we have to offer!
Block Parties – Want to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate with your neighbors? It’s easy to get your street approved for block party road-blocks! Simply download and fill out this form, and return to the City Administration office. Street closures must be approved by City Council so be sure to submit your application at least 4 weeks before the date of your party. Contact City Administration at 541-966-0201 with questions.
Downtown Flower Baskets – Several years ago, the City sponsored the installation of hanging flower baskets along Main Street. Now maintained by the Pendleton Downtown Association, the flowers decorate Main Street through the Spring, Summer, and Fall. We are so fortunate to have a beautiful and well-cared-for downtown!
Fall Leaf Removal – Each fall, the City partners with Pendleton Sanitary Service to offer you the chance to dispose of fall leaves for FREE! Keep an eye out in late October – November for a coupon from Pendleton Sanitary Service announcing free drop-off times. In the past, we have offered a month of free Saturdays. (Just leaves please, you will be charged for other yard waste.)
Restore Pendleton – In 2013, the City created the Restore Pendleton Program to help with housing rehabilitation and neighborhood revitalization.
Pendleton Housing Project
Pendleton is experiencing a shortage of workforce housing. Unlike other areas of the state and country that have a flood of properties available, Pendleton has a low vacancy rate with many employees traveling great distances to work in the community. Businesses have the potential to expand their operations but lack access to a stable workforce due to the proximity of available housing. The commute is a costly burden for employees and decreases their available income. In addition to mid-income housing, there is also a need for the development of land to provide new houses for a higher income population.
Oregon Solutions became involved in this project as a pilot project to determine if the Oregon Solutions model could be institutionalized at the city level, i.e. “City Solutions”. Oregon Solutions provided staff support to initiate the City Solutions Governance System, and to engage a group of local leaders in a community project that supported local objectives.
Short term goal: increase supply of multifamily dwellings on Tutuilla Road
Mid-term goal: increase supply of single-family homes
Consider the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and determine if there is a need to expand outward or to reallocate lands already inside the UGB
Several developers have expressed interest in the Tutuilla property. A developer's proposal was approved by City Council on 5/2/2011; a preliminary site plan was approved by the Planning Commission on 6/2/2011.
Discussions with landowners regarding willingness to sell property for development of single-family homes.
Pendleton Solutions Declaration of Cooperation - (Interagency Agreement)
Pendleton Housing Study Final Report - November 8, 2016.
Pendleton workforce commuting data - From the U.S. Census. More information on this project can be found on the Oregon Solutions web site here: http://orsolutions.org/osproject/pendleton-solutions
Pendleton has a shortage of high quality housing. The median age of homes is 52 years, and decades of deferred maintenance have led to the deterioration of structures. In addition to structure quality, the aesthetics of many properties have become an issue as residents accumulate debris and fail to maintain yards.
We understand that in the current economic climate, it can be difficult to find support and funding for housing rehabilitation efforts. That’s why we’ve developed the Housing Committee.
Created in 2013 as "Restore Pendleton", the Housing Committee was expanded by Ordinance No. 3900 in 2016 as a housing rehabilitation and neighborhood revitalization campaign that connects residents to useful housing resources as a means to improve the appearance and livability of homes, as well as addressing the housing shortage and programs to promote anti-blight programs.
We encourage you to explore our program offerings listed below based on your needs. There’s something for everyone! Also keep in mind that this program is relatively new and evolving, so the offerings may change and increase with time, so keep an eye out for future improvements!
Know your rights and responsibilities! Review the Oregon Renters’ Handbook by clicking on the icon.
Here are a few key sections for you to focus on:
- Definition of tenant responsibilities (p. 33)
- Definition of “habitable” – landlord responsible for maintaining a habitable rental unit (p. 36)
- What to do when landlords don’t keep up with repairs (p. 39)
- What to do when landlords don’t provide essential services (p.43)
- What to do in situations of extreme neglect and/or violation of laws by landlords (p. 47)
- Tenant rights in an eviction case (p. 64)
- The eviction process (p. 66)
- Defending against eviction (p. 70)
The Pendleton Police Department sponsors monthly meetings of property owners to discuss and resolve challenging tenant issues. Please contact the Community Service Officer at 541-276-4125 for information on how to be involved.
Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) and Renters
Need emergency help with rental payments? Visit CAPECO’s website for more information.
CAPECO also helps to promote self-sufficiency for families and individuals. Visit their Rental Assistance Self-Sufficiency page for more information. An important part of housing rehabilitation is learning how to take proper care of your surroundings. CAPECO’s self-sufficiency program provides workshops to support you on the path to greater responsibility and self-reliance.
Housing and Community Service Providers Resource Sheet
Click on the icon below to view a list of providers and their services.
The local chapter of the Oregon Rental Housing Association provides information and education to area property owners. By getting involved, you can stay up-to-date on changes in Landlord-Tenant laws and take advantage of educational resources to help you better manage your properties. Click here for more information.