Thank you, Itzel

After two years at Neighborhood Partnerships, Itzel Hernandez Spehar has decided to leave her position as a program coordinator with the IDA Initiative. She will be taking time off to focus on family responsibilities, recharge and plan the next chapter of her life. We are sad to say goodbye to Itzel. We will all miss…

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Connecting to solutions outside our field of vision

By Jill Winsor, Financial Innovations Director “To be most effective, we must continue to leverage our respective expertise, but also proactively work with others to find and connect solutions that exist outside of our own field of vision.” – Laura Choi and David Erickson This quote really gets at what the RE:Conference is all about…

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Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted’ and the Solutions within Oregon’s Reach

  Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, uses the stories of Milwaukee, Wisconsin tenants living in poverty, their families, and their landlords, to illustrate the harsh and devastating consequences of eviction. Desmond also points us towards next steps. As he says, “a different kind of society is possible,…

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