Welcome Randy Lucas!

We’re excited to introduce you to our new IDA Contracts Coordinator, Randy Lucas! Randy joins Neighborhood Partnerships with seven years of experience managing Oregon IDAs at Save First Financial Wellness and Lutheran Community Services. As Program Manager with Save First, he advocated and developed privately funded match savings programs for transitional housing clients and established […]

Welcome Ally Watson!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new staff member! Ally Watson will be our new Evaluation Data Analyst!  Ally joined Neighborhood Partnerships in August 2023 to support the evaluation of the Oregon IDA Initiative. She has 5 years of experience in data analysis and visualization, in fields as diverse as global health […]

Joint Statement from Neighborhood Partnerships and their new Union, ILWU Local 5

On February 27, Neighborhood Partnerships leadership voluntarily recognized the unionization efforts among its workers. Neighborhood Partnerships & ILWU Local 5 both believe in the transformative power of collaboration & organizing. At NP, we center those most impacted by racial, housing & economic injustice, directing our energy & resources toward building community power, knowledge & capacity. […]

Heading Back to Salem: NP in the 2023 Legislative Session

Over the course of the last year, our advocacy team has worked diligently with our partners to talk about a number of different issues that our state faces. The Oregon Housing Alliance convened its workgroup meetings to talk about how the Legislature can make robust investments and policy changes in furtherance of safe, stable, and […]

Welcome, Jane Rosenstein!

We are so excited to introduce Jane Rosenstein, who has joined NP as IDA Fiscal Manager! Jane has a background in community organizing, social work, and education. She has been involved in fiscal management for fifteen years. Jane’s professional roles have included: early childhood educator, sustainability educator, technical writer, and small business owner/operator. Jane holds […]

Join us at RE:Conference 2022!

After two years since our last RE:Conference that we held virtually in 2020, I am excitedto announce that we will be hosting our 2022 RE:Conference this coming October 17,and 18 in person at the Salem Convention Center! As we near the 2023 Legislative Session, and as we continue to see the continued unmet need in […]

Equity Update: Connecting Housing Advocacy with our Vision

What happens when you invite 30 advocates, whom you have never met, to talk about housing policy from all corners of the state, from multiple backgrounds, and many lived experiences for three days? What happens is that you undergo an incredible experience that centers you in reality, and opens your mind to bold, new ideas […]

Open Mic: NP is Rethinking the 40-hour Work Week

As we enter the summer season, our team is reflecting on and celebrating the incredible work we have accomplished this first half of 2022. We’ve been able to successfully advocate for meaningful housing investments at the Legislature, Residents Organizing for Change has been working on a comprehensive bill to support and empower residents of affordable […]

We’re hiring an IDA Initiative Fiscal Manager!  

We are hiring! The IDA Initiative at Neighborhood Partnerships is looking for a Fiscal Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for folks committed to the power of numbers to do good in this world. The person will need experience in fiscal management, capable of tracking and accounting for the inflow and outflow of significant, layered […]

Advancing Consumer Justice in Oregon

If there’s anything we’ve witnessed in the last two years, it’s that the systems and structures that we have in place often place families and individuals in situations with difficult financial challenges. We’ve also witnessed the ways in which the pandemic has put an unprecedented strain on these same systems, which many of us rely […]