The Oregon IDA Initiative Awards over $10M for New Individual Development Accounts in 2022-23 

The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative helps Oregonians with low incomes build financial resilience and wealth by providing matched savings , information about financial systems, and coaching that supports savers in reaching their financial goals. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) are pleased to announce awards totaling $10,330,360 to 11 […]

COVID-19 in 2022 means our systems have failed us

February 29, 2020 was a day of reckoning for the State of Oregon, when the first case of the “novel coronavirus” was detected in Clackamas County. We were all uncertain about what was to come, but few of us assumed COVID-19 would be with us today two years later. For many of us, our stay-at-home […]

Open Mic: End of the 2022 Legislative Session

Last month, the Legislature opened (and five weeks later, adjourned) the 2022 Legislative Session to consider policy and budget proposals concerning a host of issues from agricultural worker overtime pay, reparations, and meaningful investments in promoting safe, stable, and affordable homes. The Legislature brought unique challenges, a few surprises, and as much change that could […]

Support IDAs in the 2022 Legislative Session!

In January 2022, Governor Brown announced a $400 million request to address Oregon’s continuing housing crisis in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Within this request contains a $35 million request for individual development accounts. The Oregon IDA Initiative is pleased to support this request, and asks for your help in advocating for this important investment […]

Equity Update: Inclusion in the Legislative Process

The Oregon Legislature is often called the “citizens’ assembly.” Why? The common answer is that legislators often have other jobs, and reflects that the Representatives and Senators are themselves members of the public. A better reason to call the Oregon Legislature a “citizens’ assembly” is to reflect who’s actually in charge: Oregonians. Neighborhood Partnerships has […]

ROC Winter Summit Review

Last month ROC members convened for our end of the year Winter Summit Celebration. Over the course of three days ROC members met to discuss organizing, advocacy, and a look back at all we accomplished in 2020.  It was a challenging year, but ROC members continued to show up and use their strength to let […]

Announcing Neighborhood Partnerships’ New Equity Integration and Digital Technology Manager

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to announce the internal promotion of Derrick Taruc to the newly created position of Equity Integration and Digital Technology Manager. Derrick joined NP in July of 2016, and has overseen maintenance and improvement of the IDA database, supported the collection of data for program evaluation, and provided patient and timely technical […]

Announcing Neighborhood Partnerships’ New Director of Economic Opportunity

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to announce the internal promotion of Holly McGuire to Director of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Our former DEO, Carlos García, was selected to be NP’s Executive Director in September of 2020. NP engaged in an internal hiring process, reviewing and updating the DEO position to best meet the opportunities and challenges we […]

Welcome Margaret!

Margaret joined Neighborhood Partnerships in November 2020. Before NP, she planned public community events at OMSI and coordinated classical music festivals at Chamber Music Northwest. Margaret also regularly volunteers with Rose City Rollers, where she plans fundraising events and coaches developing skaters. She enjoys coordinating logistics and planning events, especially when she gets to use […]

RE:Conference RE:Cap

In a year of a pandemic, long overdue racial justice uprising, and wildfire, it was powerful and moving to find that our first virtual RE:Conference could bring so many of us together to make real connections in our work to move toward economic and housing justice. Here at Neighborhood Partnerships we feel grateful and humbled […]