Announcing $11.5 million in IDA Funding

Espanol Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), in partnership with Neighborhood Partnerships (NP), announce $11.5 million in funding to support the Individual Development Account Initiative statewide. An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched savings account, where the money participants save is multiplied up to five times by the program. As Oregonians face inflation and […]

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Welcome Rochelle Wasula

Rochelle joins Neighborhood Partnerships with more than 15 years of experience in operations and project management and most recently came to us from Mercy Corps Northwest. Her talents include system and vendor coordination, improving processes and project and office management.

Act Now to Empower Oregonians through IDAs

Now is the Time to Act Now is the time to act. We need your voice to ensure that HB 4131 passes and that the IDA program continues to thrive. Email Senator Elizabeth Steiner and Representative Tawna Sanchez today to urge them to support HB 4131.  Sample Email Subject: Please fund HB 4131 and the […]

IDA Day 2023 was a great success!

On October 19th, over 80 people came together from all corners of the state for the 2023 IDA Day! Together in Salem, staff from the IDA Initiative’s broad network of community-based organizations gathered to network, share strategies, celebrate accomplishments, and learn best practices as we work to advance economic justice in Oregon. IDA Day featured […]

Welcome Randy Lucas!

We’re excited to introduce you to our new IDA Contracts Coordinator, Randy Lucas! Randy joins Neighborhood Partnerships with seven years of experience managing Oregon IDAs at Save First Financial Wellness and Lutheran Community Services. As Program Manager with Save First, he advocated and developed privately funded match savings programs for transitional housing clients and established […]

Welcome Ally Watson!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new staff member! Ally Watson will be our new Evaluation Data Analyst!  Ally joined Neighborhood Partnerships in August 2023 to support the evaluation of the Oregon IDA Initiative. She has 5 years of experience in data analysis and visualization, in fields as diverse as global health […]

A message to the NP Community

Dear Neighborhood Partnerships Community: We are reaching out to share that, at the beginning of August, our Executive Director, Carlos David García, will be transitioning out of his role as Executive Director.  We are incredibly grateful to Carlos for his leadership and dedication, and his service to the organization. The Board has engaged an interim […]

Open Mic: Change and Growth at Neighborhood Partnerships

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’ […]