The secret words to fighting income inequality

  We believe inequality is a barrier that can be broken if we work together and rally a public response. But that can only happen if we all have the tools to change the public conversation. That’s why we’re hosting our old friend Patrick Bresette from Public Works. During this special evening event on May […]

Will Fannie and Freddie’s demise be the biggest thing to happen for affordable rental housing in 40 years?

Tweet Two days ago The National Low Income Housing Coalition released this promising news out of the Senate Banking Committee: Senate Banking Committee Chair Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the legislative text of their bipartisan housing finance reform proposal. The bill as drafted would provide the most significant new investment […]

Faith Leaders Call on Legislature to Act to Prevent and End Homelessness

PRESS RELEASE November 20, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison McIntosh (503) 816-2882 Across Oregon, faith leaders and congregations join together to serve our communities. They act to address and meet immediate needs, including shelter and food, for families across Oregon. On November 22, the Day of Homelessness Awareness, faith leaders will come together to […]

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Ends

On Monday, July 8, the Oregon Legislature ended the 2013 Session. Neighborhood Partnerships has been busy during the session, both in our role as convener of the Housing Alliance and with other partners in working on legislation to increase opportunities for Oregonians with low incomes. We want to thank our partners who helped accomplish these […]

Announcing Round Four of the Advocate’s College

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the fourth round of our Advocates College. The first three Advocates Colleges were huge successes, and have had immediate benefits for participants. Sybil Hebb, lobbyist for the Oregon Law Center and graduate of the first Advocate’s College, has this to say: ” The […]

Oregon Legislature Considers how to Help Oregonians Save for Retirement

HB 3436, passed by the House of Representatives yesterday, June 24, proposes the creation of an Oregon Retirement Savings Investment Board. This Board would bring together key players to study the issue of retirement security and develop solutions. It would include representatives from the financial services industry, employers, the public, and the State Treasurer. The […]

2013 Promises to be an Exciting Year for the Oregon IDA Initiative!

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited about the year ahead and our expanding opportunities to build household financial resilience through the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative. We wrapped up a successful year in 2012 by reaching our $10 million goal, thanks to the Oregon IDA 75% Tax Credit. We are grateful to the many individual and […]

Help Build Household Financial Resilience in Oregon

Are you interested in working with others to figure out how we can: Re-build the financial strength of Oregon’s communities from the ground up, Increase access to the tools and strategies that will work to help Oregonians build pathways to the middle class, and Use tested public policy tools to help us move forward? Please […]