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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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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Earned Income Tax Credit

By Jill Winsor Tax season provides a great opportunity for families with low and moderate incomes to improve their financial well-being. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an incredible tool that helps put money back into the pockets of working families who need it most. In Oregon, far too many eligible families aren’t taking…

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