Implementing Foreclosure Reform: Reimagining a system to help Oregon communities and homeowners

On Wednesday, April 11, Governor Kitzhaber signed into law SB 1552, which provides homeowners facing foreclosure with new tools.  This monumental legislation will address the overwhelming tide of foreclosures and financial insecurity which has been threatening to permanently undermine the foundations of our state. The legislation is just the first step – from April 11, […]

Creating and Sustaining a Healthier Democracy

What if we told you there was something you could do to improve your health and your community at the same time? And that it was as simple as voting? Increased civic engagement, including voting, is linked to all sorts of positive outcomes including an increased sense of being able to influence our own lives […]

We can turn this house of cards into a real home

The following article appeared in the March 2nd edition of Street Roots newspaper. We can turn this house of cards into a real home By Alison McIntosh, Contributing Columnist It’s the 28th of February, and the Legislature is still at work in Salem for this short February session. This month has been hard, with the […]

Putting housing into reach for more Oregonians

Today the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual “Out of Reach” report. This report calculates the hourly wage renters need to earn in order to be able to afford an apartment in each county across the US. Here in Oregon, we know that to succeed in life, everyone needs a safe and […]

Foreclosure Relief comes to Oregon Homeowners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2012 For More Information: Janet Byrd                                                                            Ryan Fisher (503) 516-4698                                                                  (503) 807-7525 Foreclosure Relief comes to Oregon Homeowners After much negotiation and dialogue, Oregon homeowners are set to receive significant assistance in keeping their homes with Tuesdays’ passage of […]

Oregon Homeowners will Suffer While they Wait for Foreclosure Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012 For More Information: Janet Byrd (503) 516-4698 Ryan Fisher (503) 807-7525 Oregon Homeowners will Suffer While they Wait for Foreclosure Relief With the short February session winding down, advocates today believe that all hope of passing foreclosure reform is lost. Two bills, SB1552 and SB1564 would have brought significant […]

Call your State Representative today!

One in eleven homeowners in Oregon is either in foreclosure or has a mortgage 30 or more days in default. One in five homeowners are underwater on their mortgages owing more than the home is worth. Homeowners are suffering from the resulting stress and uncertainty, their neighbors are feeling the impacts of vacant homes, and […]

Opinion in Oregonian about Housing and Homelessness Issues

The following article appeared in Saturday’s Oregonian. NP’s Janet Byrd and Israel Bayer of Street Roots and Bill Hall, a Lincoln County Commissioner co-authored this op-ed about the importance of addressing housing issues during the current legislative session. You can view it online here. Legislative session: Housing, homelessness issues should be on agenda Published: Saturday, […]

One Week Complete of February Legislative Session

The Oregon Legislature came into session just over one week ago, on February 1. Things are moving at breakneck speed as Legislators hope to be done by the end of February. With such a short session, most action is focused on rebalancing the state budget. We’re advocating for Legislators to also focus on protecting Oregonians […]

Neighborhood Partnerships is Hiring!

Neighborhood Partnerships is hiring a Fiscal and Program Assistant! Neighborhood Partnerships, a dynamic, innovative statewide nonprofit seeks motivated person to provide quality bookkeeping, donor relations support and data management to Finance Director and Program Staff. Detail-oriented, accurate, computer savvy, team player with one to two years of experience desired. Salary based on experience. Full time […]