Open Mic: Alison on six years at NP

Later this month, I will transition out of my role as the Policy & Communications Director for Neighborhood Partnerships, and I’ve been reflecting on what we’ve collectively accomplished to help advance housing opportunity for Oregonians with low incomes across our state, as well as what is next for the coalition and the work from my […]

We’re hiring!

Neighborhood Partnerships is hiring an Economic Justice Organizer! Neighborhood Partnerships’ (NP) mission is to help create a better Oregon, one in which we all have access to opportunity, stability, and what we need to thrive. For us, this begins with financial well-being and a stable, affordable place to call home. Our work calls on us […]

Welcome Loren!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new staff member! Loren Naldoza will be our new Legislative & Communications Manager!  Loren comes to NP from the Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, where he has spent the last two years as a Legislative Aide, working on economic opportunity policy, fighting for a fairer […]

RE:Conference 2020

Stay tuned for details of our annual RE:Conference, which will kick off on November 16 and 17 and continue through mid-December. We expect to open registration after Labor Day. RE:Conference will be fully virtual this year. We are working hard to plan content that is as interactive and thought provoking as what you expect from […]

Director’s Desk: August

I’m thinking a lot about change and evolution this month, as I write my last Director’s Desk message to the Neighborhood Partnerships community. I’m excited for the future of Neighborhood Partnerships. In spite of the uncertainty in the world around us, brought on by a virus, failed leadership, and economic upheaval, NP is in good […]

Thank you, Brian Stewart!

This month at our August Board meeting we’ll be saying goodbye to Brian Stewart, who is rotating off the Board after fifteen years of service, six years as Board Chair between 2013 and 2019. Brian has been instrumental to so much of the success of NP over the past years. He has shared his enthusiasm, […]

Director’s Desk: July

Black Lives Matter. It is time to act to repair the generations of harm and inequity that is the legacy of slavery in the United States, and the legacy of ongoing structures that divert and strip wealth from the Black community. As the New York Times Magazine said this past weekend, it is time for […]

Director’s Desk: June

Black Lives Matter. We are called to re-commit ourselves to work, every day, to move our workplaces, our communities, our state, and our nation towards justice. The murder of George Floyd served as a tipping point. The calculated and deliberate behavior of the police officers, in broad daylight, while aware of cell phone cameras trained […]

We’re hiring a new Executive Director!

You may have missed our earlier announcement about our big news! Later this year, after 15 amazing years as Director, Janet Byrd will be stepping down, and now, we’re looking for our next executive director!  You can read the message from our Board Chair, or from Janet herself. Now, it’s time to search for our […]

New beginnings at Neighborhood Partnerships

By Janet Byrd Friends and colleagues, Last Friday we shared the news that I will be leaving Neighborhood Partnerships later this summer, after a new Executive Director has been hired. This is big news for Neighborhood Partnerships and for me in the midst of a very odd time for our communities, our state, and the […]