Oregon Housing Alliance to be honored by National Low Income Housing Coalition!

The Housing Alliance and Neighborhood Partnerships are pleased to announce that we’ve been selected to receive the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) first annual State and Local Organizing Award! We are sharing this honor with another Oregon organization, the Community Alliance of Tenants. We’ll be presented with this award at the NLIHC’s Annual Conference…

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The EITC Supports Hardworking Oregonians and Boosts Oregon’s Economy

Over the past year, Neighborhood Partnerships has worked with Oregonians for Working Families and Oregon Thrives to encourage Oregon legislators to expand our state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). We want to expand the tax credit because it has a track record of successfully helping families who are struggling to make ends meet. In 2009…

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February’s Whirlwind Legislative Session

The short February legislative session was a whirlwind of activity. Neighborhood Partnerships was active in the session in partnership with the Housing Alliance as well as in support of the issue priorities we identified with our partners in Oregon Thrives. The Housing Alliance members had a very short list of priorities going into the session,…

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Have A Heart Day

On Friday, February 12 constituents gathered in Salem for Oregon Thrives’ “Have a Heart Day” in honor of Oregon’s 151st birthday and Valentine’s Day.  Oregon Thrivesis an emerging coalition of advocacy and service organizations in Oregon, and Neighborhood Partnerships is a founding member and participates in the steering committee.  NP staff went to Salem to…

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Over $4.3 Million Awarded to Oregon Nonprofits!

Neighborhood Partnerships and Oregon Housing and Community Services are proud to announce the award of $4.397 million to six nonprofit agencies by the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative. Through the IDA Initiative, low income individuals work with a local nonprofit organization to set a financial savings goal.  Participants save to purchase their first home,…

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If you only travel to Salem once in 2010, come on February 12th!

On February 12th, people from across Oregon will travel to Salem for three important events to support our hardworking neighbors, families, and their children.   We will ask our legislators to “Have a Heart,” with Oregon Thrives; we will join faith leaders for an interfaith prayer vigil for homeless children and families; and we will attend…

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IDA Initiative raises over $4.7 million! Thank you to our donors!

The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative will reach all corners of the state in 2010, thanks to the support of a wide range of Oregonians. Neighborhood Partnerships is happy to report that we received contributions over $4.7 million dollars to support the IDA Initiative.  In what was described as one of Oregon’s worst economic…

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Encouraging savings for hard working Oregonians

Throughout the state of Oregon, Neighborhood Partnerships works to create opportunity for low and moderate income families through the Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative. The IDA Initiative is a matched savings program that helps hard working Oregonians build economic security by teaching savings habits that help them purchase a first home, start or expand a…

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National Housing Trust Fund legislation would bring $15 million to Oregon

Efforts are underway at the national level to fund the National Housing Trust Fund.  The House of Representatives recently passed the “Jobs for Main Street Act” (HR 2847) which would provide $1 billion for the National Housing Trust Fund, as well as $65 million for project-based housing voucher programs.  However, whether these funds will be…

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Newsletter, January 2010

Our January newsletter is hot off the virtual presses!  Read all about it here!

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