Building the Oregon we Imagine, A Recap

On January 11th, Neighborhood Partnerships continued our work with Patrick Bresette of the Public Works Project (link: He spoke about the role of the Occupy movement, and how it’s changed the national debate around inequality. He also shared research and insights from working across the country in support of efforts to build and maintain […]

Our Shared Fate

Neighborhood Partnerships and the Housing Alliance know that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. Unfortunately today, too many of our neighbors and families are sleeping in cars, on couches or outdoors. The Oregonian recently published two articles about homelessness in our community—first, Monday’s editorial, which calls for community actions around homelessness in the […]

Time to Re-imagine Our Choices

We know that Oregon is at a crossroads, and we continue to face difficult choices. The deepest recession in decades is lingering, impacting both families and state tax revenues. The choices we make today must be designed to spur our economic recovery and build the best possible future for the people and businesses of our […]

Cuts Continue to Impact Oregon Families

For Immediate Release October 3, 2011 For More Information, Contact: Janet Byrd 503.516.4698 Cuts continue to impact Oregon families Oregon’s Department of Human Services implemented additional cuts on October 1 as a result of the budget passed by the Legislature for 2011-2013 in June. These cuts impact hundreds of Oregonians, and are on top of […]

Oregon Passes a Grim New Milestone: More Than 20,000 Students Were Homeless Last Year

For Immediate Release September 28, 2011 For More Information, Contact: Alison McIntosh 503.816.2882 Oregon passes a grim new milestone: more than 20,000 students were homeless last year Homelessness among Oregon’s school children has increased again, according to the latest report by the Oregon Department of Education. Each year, school districts across Oregon count the number […]

Facing Reality and Moving Forward Together

Neighborhood Partnerships has had the opportunity to work over the past year with many talented and capable advocates who are advancing policy initiatives that promise a better future for Oregon communities. Part of our work and thinking has focused on the question of talking about equity, about the disparities that exist between population groups and […]

Announcing Round Two of the Advocate’s College

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the second round of our Advocates College, thanks to the commitment of our lead trainer, Patrick Bresette of Demos, and the generosity of our funders. The first Advocate’s College was a huge success, and has had immediate benefits for participants. We’ve written about […]

Homelessness Increases Again In Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2011 For More Information: Alison McIntosh (503) 816-2882 HOMELESSNESS INCREASES AGAIN, DESPITE FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS Homelessness has increased in Oregon again.  The State of Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services released the annual Point In Time Counts yesterday, showing homelessness has increased 29% since the count conducted in 2009, […]