EITC Coalition

By Janet Byrd The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts money into the pockets of working people. It’s a great way to pay down debt, make a big one time purchase like new auto tires, or put money aside for an emergency. Surprisingly, as important as the EITC is, one in four Oregonians who qualify…

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From the Director – June 2018

By Janet Byrd Happy June! It seems that the days when work life slowed down a bit in the summer and offered time for reflection and blue sky thinking are behind us. There’s so much coming at us these days that the time to reflect and attend to the big picture needs to be carefully…

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The Financial Capability Provider Directory is Live!

By Jill Winsor There are so many amazing financial capability service providers across Oregon. We have a huge community of Individual Development Account providers, financial educators, credit coaches, community banks, credit unions, and many other asset building rock stars! So we’ve built a directory to make it easier for providers across the state connect with…

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Goodbye Jill!

By Janet Byrd We’re saying goodbye to Jill Winsor today after just over three years at Neighborhood Partnerships. We know that many of you will also join us in wishing Jill the best as she starts her new job at the City of Portland. In her time at NP Jill has contributed immensely to our…

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From the Director – May 2018

By Janet Byrd Happy May! The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, helping to fuel energy for change in our communities. That energy is a good thing, as there’s lots to keep us busy. The May primaries are almost here, and we’re already looking ahead to both the November election and the 2019 Legislative…

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National Housing Week of Action: May 1-8

By Jill Winsor It’s National Housing Week of Action and we are raising our voices to make sure that everyone has a safe place to call home! We know here in Oregon we have the knowledge and skills to address our housing and homelessness crisis. We need our communities and our local, state, and federal…

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Mark your calendars, and join us for the National Housing Week of Action, May 1 – 8!

By Jill Winsor Mark your calendars, and join us for the National Housing Week of Action, May 1 – 8!  Every year, there is a national housing week of action – it’s just one more opportunity for us to speak up and speak out together about every Oregonian having a safe, stable, and affordable place…

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We’ve Launched the Financial Education Standards!

By Jill Winsor We’ve Launched the Financial Education Standards! On March 21st, we gathered together with 100 of Oregon’s finest financial educators for the roll-out of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative’s Financial Education Standards. Financial education is central to the success of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative. The Financial Education Standards were developed…

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From the Director – March 2018

By Janet Byrd 2018 is racing along, and the team at Neighborhood Partnerships is hard at work, trying to make a positive difference by supporting our partners, moving policy changes and resources to improve the lives of our neighbors, and building towards the long term health of our communities. We are humbled by the talent…

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Housing Opportunity Day 2018

By Jill Winsor During even numbered years, the Oregon Legislature convenes for just thirty-five days. As you can imagine, during such a quick legislative session advocates and elected officials alike are working so hard and so fast that things can feel like a bit of a blur. Which makes Housing Opportunity Day that much more…

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