From the Director – July 2018

By Janet Byrd Summer is officially here with the calendar turning over to July. The team here at NP is taking some time to savor the long summer days, the beautiful state we live in, and time with friends and family. We hope you’re finding some time for those things as well. We’re also focusing…

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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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We’re hiring!

Neighborhood Partnerships is seeking a new team member who will help us bring housing opportunity to more Oregonians. Together, we know we can implement policies at the state level which will expand access to affordable housing, bring stability to people who rent their homes, prevent and end homelessness, and help people access safety and stability…

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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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Happy Financial Capability Month!

By Jill Winsor April is Financial Capability Month. We here at NP will be celebrating all month long. Financial capability is defined as “the capacity, based on knowledge, skills and access, to manage financial resources effectively.[1]” Here at Neighborhood Partnerships, we think of financial capability as an equation: We track research and new learnings in…

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Oregon IDA 2018 Awards

  By Jessica Junke The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative is bringing hope and opportunity to Oregonians with low incomes. The Oregon IDA Initiative is led by the State of Oregon, and managed by a statewide non-profit organization, Neighborhood Partnerships. Today, OHCS and Neighborhood Partnerships are pleased to announce over $10 million in program…

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