IDA Day 2023 was a great success!

On October 19th, over 80 people came together from all corners of the state for the 2023 IDA Day! Together in Salem, staff from the IDA Initiative’s broad network of community-based organizations gathered to network, share strategies, celebrate accomplishments, and learn best practices as we work to advance economic justice in Oregon. IDA Day featured […]

A message to the NP Community

Dear Neighborhood Partnerships Community: We are reaching out to share that, at the beginning of August, our Executive Director, Carlos David García, will be transitioning out of his role as Executive Director.  We are incredibly grateful to Carlos for his leadership and dedication, and his service to the organization. The Board has engaged an interim […]

Open Mic: Change and Growth at Neighborhood Partnerships

This month I am writing to you as a valued member of the broad and deep community of Neighborhood Partnerships’ stakeholders—community members, partners, and funders—invested over time in the work, staff, and sustainability of this organization. We are at a threshold of change and growth and wanted to bring you up to date.   Neighborhood Partnerships’ […]

Black History Month and Onwards

In the midst of Black History Month, we are challenged to think about how we, as an organization that works on economic and housing justice, are honoring the history of the Black struggle for justice, equity, and equality in the U.S. It’s easy to say we are allies, but as a predominantly white-led organization, it’s […]

Equity Update: Self-Care and Community Care 

Neighborhood Partnerships staff recently convened in person to celebrate and recognize each other’s accomplishments and progress from the past year. In a time of remote work in an organization whose team members focus on very different aspects of social justice, housing justice, and equity, it was not only a time for us to brag, congratulate, […]

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 […]

Black Lives Matter


I hadn’t heard about Juneteenth until about two years ago. I grew up in Los Angeles around mostly Latinx and Asian American communities and Juneteenth was not on our radar—Día de los Muertos and Chinese New Year, sure, but not Juneteenth.   So, what is Juneteenth? According to National Geographic, the holiday is known to some […]

RE:Conference Save the Date! 

Plans are well under way for RE:Conference 2022! We hope you’ve saved the dates – October 17 and 18. This year, we are planning to gather safely in person at the Salem Convention Center, and we are excited to see you all in person.  This year, the RE:Conference theme will be about advancing economic and […]

Welcome Rebekah!

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to welcome Rebekah Markillie as our new Housing Justice Organizer! Originally from the high desert in eastern Washington, she moved to Portland in 2013 to attend the University of Portland where she studied rhetoric and graduated in 2017. Rebekah’s work background has primarily been in copywriting and developmental editing for nonfiction […]