Where God Left His Shoes Event

On July 16, 2009, Bridges to Housing and the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (PNRC-NAHRO) held a private screening of the film Where God Left His Shoes. This film, starring John Leguizamo, highlights the growing problem of family homelessness, following a homeless family in New York City. Nearly […]

Bridges to Housing Event, 7/16/09

Bridges to Housing has an exciting opportunity coming up next week! We are partnering with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) to host a private screening of the film Where God Left His Shoes, a movie about a family experiencing homelessness in New York City.  This is an exciting opportunity to showcase […]

Outcomes you can bank on!

There is a long held myth that low income individuals cannot save money.  However, the Oregon IDA Initiative is proving otherwise.  Individuals Development Accounts, or IDAs, are a matched savings program that builds the financial management skills of low income Oregonians while they save towards a goal – homeownership, business development, higher education, or an […]

Collaboration: as good as chocolate?

I was struck by this opinion piece in today’s Oregonian by Larry Wallack, now Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. I had the pleasure of working with Larry beginning in 2004 as a group of us worked to hone messages that would help us build affordable housing champions. […]

A cadre of champions

As the 2009 Legislative session draws near an end, I’ve been reflecting on our experiences and success. There have been a lot of especially rewarding moments, and a recurring theme. When a small group of advocates formed the Housing Alliance in 2004, we had three main goals. First, we wanted to increase ongoing resources available […]

Introducing Neighborhood Partnerships

We’re almost halfway through 2009, and excited about a year that promises dramatic change, new and unforeseen challenges, and a host of new opportunities. In that spirit of change, we have adopted a new name – Neighborhood Partnerships – and an updated and vibrant new look. Our name change reflects a reality that we internally […]