Schedule

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th
Pre-Conference Practicums
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and breakfast available
9:00 am - 2:30 pm*

*lunch will be served
during practicum

Practicum – Tools and Next Steps for Financial Capability Work: Behind on Bills and Financial Education Standards or
Practicum – Winning in Salem: Tools to build effective and powerful coalitions w/ Tanya Beer or
Practicum – Creating Opportunity for People with Disabilities through program design and self advocacy
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Plenary Session - Making Change: Five powerful speakers and leaders will share their stories of change at the individual, community, and organizational level in this fast-paced and engaging session.
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm IDA Marketplace and Reception – Interact with and peruse the goods of a number of Oregon IDA Initiative participant business owners, as well as enjoying live entertainment and refreshments. Always a highlight of the conference! 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and breakfast available
9:00 am - 10:00 am Plenary Speakers:

Margaret Salazar, Director, Oregon Housing and Community Services Oregon’s Housing Plan: Integrating Equity into Statewide Policy

Tom Shapiro: Toxic Inequality: The Dangers of America’s Wealth Gap and Tools to Address It

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS): Strategic Housing Plan for Oregon
Using the Wealth Audit Tool – Join Thomas Shapiro and local leaders to learn how policy can be designed to reverse racial wealth equality.
Tools for Change – add some strategic communications tools and skills to your toolbox as an advocate for change.
Financial Institution Partnerships – What to Wish For, How to Build Them
Supportive Housing Dialogue
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch & Plenary Speakers

Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read – Update on Oregon Saves, Oregon’s exciting new retirement savings option

José A. Quiñonez, Executive Director, Mission Asset Fund – Building from the Hierarchy of Need: The Next Frontiers in Asset Building

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Break – Gallery Walk & “Ask an Expert” Interactive Opportunity
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS): Strategic Housing Plan for Oregon
Lifecycle Approaches to Student Debt: what to do before, during, and after college
Elevating the Voices of Residents to Create Housing Opportunity
Client Centered Program Design – Learning From the Mission Asset Fund experience
TBA

 

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Asset Building – Next Steps to build children’s savings, an assets agenda, and support for financial practitioners
Housing Policy –Taking the Leap to Build Housing Opportunity
TBA

Sessions

Tuesday, Oct. 17

9:00 to 2:30 pm

Practicums

Tools and Next Steps for Financial Capability Work: Behind on Bills and Financial Education Standards

Speakers: Patty Avery, CFPB; Daniel Dodd-Ramirez, CFPB

Money issues and financial concerns cut across situations and communities. Is financial empowerment integrated into the work your organization does everyday? Join us for a training on how to use the Behind on Bills toolkit to quickly and easily talk with people about common financial stressors.

The Behind on Bills toolkit contains eight tools that help people set financial goals, track and manage income and spending, plan for and prioritize their bills and expenses, and understand their rights and responsibilities when they are contacted by debt collectors. Patty Avery from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will provide an in-depth look at how to engage clients in conversations about their financial well-being and how to use the tools to help clients take their next step towards solid financial footing. Attendees will leave ready to use the toolkit with clients and community members and ready to train their colleagues in its use. This practicum will begin with an update on the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative’s Financial Education Standards.

Winning in Salem: Tools to build effective and powerful coalitions

SpeakerTanya Beer

Join Tanya Beer for a session to dig into the mysteries of what makes a strong and effective policy coalition. You will learn and apply tools to help us build a strong base for successful housing and asset building conversations in future legislative sessions.

Creating Opportunity for People with Disabilities through program design and self advocacy

Speakers: Emerson Sekins, NW Access Fund; Ross Ryan and Gabrielle Guedon; and Senator Sara Gelser

This session will begin with a disability sensitivity training led by Emerson Sekins of Northwest Access Fund. Emerson will share a framework for approaching the work to remove barriers for people with disabilities, and some history of the organizing and legal work that has been done on this issue.

After lunch, Gabielle Guedon and Ross Ryan of the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition will share the guidelines they’ve developed for partners working to support their advocacy, and will talk about the impacts they have had on state policy. State Senator Sara Gelser, Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee in the Oregon Legislature, will share her perspective on the impact of OSAC members and other self-advocates on Oregon policy.

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3:00 to 4:15 pm

Making Change 

Five powerful speakers and leaders will share their stories of change at the individual, community, and organizational level in this fast-paced and engaging session.

Speakers:
Tanya Beer, Center for Evaluation Innovation

Lillian Karabaic, Oh My Dollar

Aldo Solano (confirmed)

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Wednesday, Oct. 18

9:00 to 10:00 am

Plenary

Oregon Housing and Community Services Oregon’s Housing Plan: Integrating Equity into Statewide Policy

Margaret Salazar, Director, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Toxic Inequality: The Dangers of America’s Wealth Gap and Tools to Address It

Thomas M. Shapiro, Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, will share insights from his life’s work examining how American social policy creates extreme racial wealth inequality. Shapiro argues that inequality not only limits the economic potential of African Americans, Latinos and other communities of color, but if unaddressed, it also stands to threaten our collective future. Finally, he will share tools to help us shape public policy to create a new future.

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10:15 to 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1:
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS): Strategic Housing Plan for Oregon

Help guide the future of OHCS investments in Oregon communities! What should we know about your community needs as we plan for our future work?

Breakout 2:
Using the Wealth Audit Tool - Join Thomas Shapiro and local leaders to learn how policy can be designed to reverse racial wealth equality.

Join Thomas Shapiro and local leaders to learn how policy can be designed to reverse racial wealth equality.

Breakout 3:
Tools for Change

Add some strategic communications tools and skills to your toolbox as an advocate for change. Alison McIntosh of Neighborhood Partnerships and Solana Rice of Prosperity Now will  have you ready for any challenging conversation!

Breakout 4:
Financial Institution Partnerships – What to Wish For, How to Build Them

Panelists:

Adam Stein, Columbia Bank
Kate Rood, Beneficial State Bank Foundation
Mary Vasquez, Point West

Moderator:
Anthony Pechtel, REACH CDI

Breakout 5:
Supportive Housing Dialogue

Speaker: 

Kenny LaPoint, Assistant Director for Public Affairs, Oregon Housing and Community Services

What’s happening and what’s in store to create housing opportunity with services to support resident success?

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11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Buffet Lunch and Plenary

Speakers:

Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read
Update on Oregon Saves, Oregon’s exciting new retirement savings option

Jose Quinonez, Executive Director, Mission Asset Fund
Building From the Hierarchy of Need: The Next Frontiers in Asset Building

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1:00 to 1:45 pm

Gallery Walk

Oregon Saves

Housing Plan

Asset Builders Unite

Housing Alliance Postcard – find your legislator – IDA postcards

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1:45 to 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1:
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS): Strategic Housing Plan for Oregon

Help guide the future of OHCS investments in Oregon communities! What should we know about your community needs as we plan for our future work?

Breakout 2:
Lifecycle Approaches to Student Debt: what to do before, during, and after college

Breakout 3:
Elevating the Voices of Residents to Create Housing Opportunity

Speaker:
Michael Anderson, Center for Community Change

Breakout 4:
Client Centered Program Design – Learning From the Mission Asset Fund experience 

Panelists:
Jose Quinonez

Moderator:
Carlos Garcia, Hacienda CDC, moderator

Breakout 5:
TBA

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3:15 to 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1:
Asset Building – Next Steps to build children’s savings, an assets agenda, and support for financial practitioners

Speaker:
Solana Rice, Prosperity Now

Help guide the future of OHCS investments in Oregon communities! What should we know about your community needs as we plan for our future work?

Breakout 2:
Housing Policy – Taking the Leap to Build Housing Opportunity

Breakout 3:
TBA

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Neighborhood Partnerships is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 27-year history of achieving impacts throughout Oregon’s communities. We are recognized for our leadership in policy and program design, advocacy, and program management. We work with organizations, foundations, jurisdictions, trade associations, and individuals who are committed to improving life for all Oregonians. We are the manager of the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative, the convener of the Oregon Asset Building Coalition, and the convener of the Housing Alliance.