This month I am writing to you as a valued member of the broad and deep community of Neighborhood Partnerships’ stakeholders—community members, partners, and funders—invested over time in the work, staff, and sustainability of this organization. We are at a threshold of change and growth and wanted to bring you up to date. Neighborhood Partnerships’ […]
Joint Statement from Neighborhood Partnerships and their new Union, ILWU Local 5
On February 27, Neighborhood Partnerships leadership voluntarily recognized the unionization efforts among its workers. Neighborhood Partnerships & ILWU Local 5 both believe in the transformative power of collaboration & organizing. At NP, we center those most impacted by racial, housing & economic injustice, directing our energy & resources toward building community power, knowledge & capacity. […]
Black History Month and Onwards
In the midst of Black History Month, we are challenged to think about how we, as an organization that works on economic and housing justice, are honoring the history of the Black struggle for justice, equity, and equality in the U.S. It’s easy to say we are allies, but as a predominantly white-led organization, it’s […]
Heading Back to Salem: NP in the 2023 Legislative Session
Over the course of the last year, our advocacy team has worked diligently with our partners to talk about a number of different issues that our state faces. The Oregon Housing Alliance convened its workgroup meetings to talk about how the Legislature can make robust investments and policy changes in furtherance of safe, stable, and […]
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 […]
Our Strategic Planning Process.
by Holly McGuire, Director of Economic Opportunity As some of our readers may be aware, Neighborhood Partnerships embarked on a strategic planning process in mid-2021, supported by the UPRISE Collective. In August our Board of Directors approved the resulting document, our Identity Statement and Strategic Intention, which we are very excited to be launching at […]
Open Mic: Reparations and Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap
by Annette Case, Asset Funders Network September heralds a fresh start of sorts – the beginning of a new school year (true it started in August for lots of kids) and back to work after Labor Day honoring workers for making the prosperity of the country possible. We like to tell a deeply held story […]
Equity Update: Self-Care and Community Care
Neighborhood Partnerships staff recently convened in person to celebrate and recognize each other’s accomplishments and progress from the past year. In a time of remote work in an organization whose team members focus on very different aspects of social justice, housing justice, and equity, it was not only a time for us to brag, congratulate, […]
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 […]