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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bridges to Housing approves new funding awards

Bridges to Housing’s Regional Steering Committee met in December 2009 to recommend funding awards for the four metro area counties that are part of this groundbreaking effort to re-design services and housing for high need homeless families.  Because of the demonstrated impact of the program, the four participating counties have shown remarkable dedication and commitment […]

Invest in a brighter future today!

Individual Development Accounts are a proven, effective tool for building hope and stability.  In the 2008 calendar year, NP raised $4.5 million in donations for this program through the IDA 75% Oregon Tax Credit which creates a pool of match funding for participants that complete financial education and asset specific training.  Every dollar they save […]

Growing Problem of Family Homelessness

The Portland Tribune’s recent editorial on homelessness focuses on the growing problem of homelessness, as well as several solutions. The editorial highlights a growing and serious problem – children are making up a larger and larger percentage of those who are homeless.  In 2008-2009, over 18,000 school children were homeless at some point during the […]