From the Director, April

By Janet Byrd I hope you’re all staying healthy and finding some ways to take care of yourselves. We’re now several weeks in to our new reality of responding to COVID-19, with an uncertain timeline ahead. I want to thank and acknowledge everyone on the front lines of the response: the people that are picking, […]

Announcing Oregon IDA Initiative Funding Awards!

By Carlos David Garcia The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative helps build hope for Oregonians with low incomes by providing matched savings opportunities, information about financial systems, and coaching that meets savers where they are at and supports their financial goals. IDA savers bring their own motivation and hard-earned resources, and the Initiative multiplies […]

Update on NP’s response to COVID-19

Dear friends and partners,  We hope you are all well in this trying time. I know that we’re all busy addressing the impacts of the pandemic on our personal, professional, and community lives. I just want to give you a quick update on NP operations, and how we are working to support our partners. In […]

Our statement on the 2020 Legislative Session

On Thursday, March 6, the House and Senate both ended the legislative session, adjourning without a quorum. Since February 25, the majority of the Senate and House Republicans have not been in the Capitol, denying a quorum specifically in protest over SB 1530, the bill which would address climate change.  According to Oregon’s constitution, two-thirds […]

From the Director – March 2020

The census is coming, the census is coming! Did you know that every ten years, the US Constitution requires that we count everyone who resides in the United States? It’s called the decennial census, and it is important to all of us. Why is it important?  First, it determines how much money the state gets […]

From the Director – November 2019

Neighborhood Partnerships has had an intentional focus for the past two years on thinking about how we as an organization can help to create a more equitable Oregon, one in which the bounty of our state is shared by all who live here. As a team of people who focus on meeting statewide housing needs […]

Our Election Recommendations

Dear Friend of Neighborhood Partnerships: Voting is an incredibly important part of our responsibilities and privileges as citizens of this country. At Neighborhood Partnerships, we take this responsibility very seriously. Our Board of Directors has endorsed three positions on measures that are currently before Oregon voters in this election. We urge all of our supporters, […]

Why Neighborhood Partnerships has endorsed No on Measure 105

At Neighborhood Partnerships, we believe every Oregonian deserves opportunity, respect, and safety, no matter where they come from or what their skin color. At Neighborhood Partnerships, we believe in welcoming our neighbors, building bridges of understanding, and treating others as one would hope to be treated. We believe diversity makes us stronger. In Oregon, our […]

We’re hiring!

Neighborhood Partnerships is seeking a new team member who will help us bring housing opportunity to more Oregonians. Together, we know we can implement policies at the state level which will expand access to affordable housing, bring stability to people who rent their homes, prevent and end homelessness, and help people access safety and stability […]

Thank you, Jenny!

We would like to announce that Jenny Lee, our Housing Policy Director is moving on to a new opportunity. We are sorry to see her go but we are so excited for her next steps! Jenny has been at Neighborhood Partnerships since October 2015, and has helped to convene the Oregon Housing Alliance. Jenny has […]