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 […]

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 […]