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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Are You Ready for the 2018 Scorecard Release?

By Jill Winsor We’ll be tuning into the Prosperity Now Assets and Opportunity Scorecard launch webinar on Tuesday, February 6th. You should too if you want to get the first look at this amazing resource, which is one of the data resources we most consistently rely on to do our work. The Scorecard evaluates states…

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Oregon Bright Futures Plan

By Janet Byrd Small amounts of money set aside in children’s names for post- high school pursuits have stunning impacts on early academic success, high school graduation, and college completion, according to a growing body of research. Across the country, communities are coming together to launch children’s savings plans, and philanthropies and businesses are stepping…

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The Results Are In, Oregonians Believe We ALL Should Have Access to Affordable Healthcare!

By Jill Winsor On January 23rd, ballots were counted for a special election that asked voters to weigh in on one and only one issue, whether or not all Oregonians should have access to affordable healthcare. Voters overwhelmingly affirmed their commitment to making sure we all have access to the healthcare we need at costs…

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Director’s Note – January 2018

Happy 2018! We at NP are excited to start off a new year grounded in our vision for Oregon. We believe in an Oregon where every person, every family, every community can prosper, and we believe that together we have the tools to make that happen. Together, we can open doors to opportunity that may…

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Future of Matched Savings Summit – Part 2

By Jess Junke During the first week of December, Prosperity Now brought together a small group of leaders from across the country to a summit exploring the future of matched savings. At the summit, we celebrated our collective victories and reflected on what we’ve learned from the losses. You can read more about that day…

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Future of Matched Savings Summit

By Jess Junke In early December, Prosperity Now brought together a small group of leaders from across the country to a summit exploring the future of matched savings. At the summit, we celebrated our collective victories and reflected on what we’ve learned from the losses. The objectives of the day were to explore: Opportunities for…

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Measure 101 Update

By Jill Winsor and Alison McIntosh Hundreds of friendly faces were out in force this past Sunday in both Eugene and Portland as folks canvased for the Yes for Healthcare campaign! NP staff members, Alison and Jill, both volunteered their time to knock on doors and talk to community members about the importance of everyone…

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Director’s Note – December 2017

By Janet Byrd What a year 2017 has been! We’ve seen remarkable steps forward in building opportunity at the state level. The Housing Alliance helped secure historic investment in housing opportunity by the State of Oregon.  We’ve continued to work with our partners to build the depth, creativity, impact and reach of the Oregon Individual…

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There’s Still Time to Take Action On the Tax Bill!

By Jill Winsor The US House of Representatives and US Senate have both passed versions of a tax bill that have serious implications for hard working Oregonians. We need a tax system that supports our neighbors and community members. The tax proposals on the table are upside down – they greatly benefit corporations and extremely…

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