From the Director – August 2019

By Janet Byrd In our work to create opportunity in Oregon, Neighborhood Partnerships is focused on increasing equitable outcomes, and especially on increasing positive impacts and outcomes for communities of color. As we evaluate policy, and consider our advocacy priorities, we look for policies that are designed especially with equity in mind. This emphasis on…

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Welcome Gina!

Gina Pieracci, Evaluation Support Gina joined Neighborhood Partnerships in July 2019 to provide evaluation support to the Oregon IDA Initiative. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2016, and spent the past few years working in higher education and student services. She came to Neighborhood Partnerships after serving as an AmeriCorps Member at College Possible…

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IDA Legislative Update

By Janet Byrd Thank you all for your amazing testimony, emails, and calls to your legislators and members of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures about the value of the Oregon IDA Initiative to you and your community. Your voices helped keep IDAs on the minds of our champions throughout session, and helped us succeed.…

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Welcome Monica!

Monica joined Neighborhood Partnerships in June 2019 as the Office Coordinator + Bookkeeper. Previously, she spent over a decade working her way up in the grocery industry until she landed in bookkeeping and discovered a love for spreadsheets. This led her both back to school where she’s currently working on a BS in Accounting, and…

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From the Director – July 2019

By Janet Byrd Happy July! Here at Neighborhood Partnerships, July is the beginning of our organizational fiscal year. The theme of beginnings seems very appropriate right now, and there is a lot that we’re looking forward to this year. Here’s a quick preview of some of what’s to come. We’re working to launch a network…

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From the Director – June 2019

By Janet Byrd It’s June, and Oregon is showing off all of its beauty. The Legislature is also coming into the home stretch, working hard to finish by the end of the month. It’s time for all of us to weigh in on our priorities (Individual Development Accounts! Housing opportunity!) one last time – so…

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From the Director – May 2019

By Janet Byrd Happy May! I hope you’re enjoying the longer days and the spring weather.At Neighborhood Partnerships we believe that we need to actively advance equitable outcomes in order for Oregon to be the state we know it can be, offering a chance for everyone to reach their full potential. The Neighborhood Partnerships team…

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From the Director – April 2019

By Janet Byrd At Neighborhood Partnerships, we know that feeling like you’re in control of your financial health has benefits and ripple effects that spread through homes, workplaces, and communities. When you’re able to sleep soundly and feel confident in making plans for the future, you’re able to dig deeper and be successful at what…

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From the Director – March 2019

By Janet Byrd February was an eventful month at NP with much of our focus on the Oregon Legislature. We saw years of work by so many people pay off with the passage and signing of a bill to better protect Oregonians who rent their homes from housing instability. We’re not done, though — there’s…

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From the Director – February 2019

The Oregon Legislative Session is underway! Session began on January 22, and will last until mid to late June. We’re off to a fast start, and you can read more throughout the newsletter about what’s going on, what to expect in the coming months, and how you can get involved in making change. In between…

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