August 2015 Newsletter

Summer is almost over, schools are filling up, colleagues are headed back from vacation and here at NP we’re looking ahead to an eventful fall. Our Oct 29 and 30 RE:Conference is titled as such because nothing gets us more excited than the chance to reconnect, rethink and re-imagine Oregon. We’re rejuvenated after a busy […]

We’re Hiring a Housing Policy Manager

Housing is the foundation of Oregon’s success. We need safe, decent and affordable housing options near employment, near schools, near our families and friends. It’s time to move housing to the top of our policy agenda and to hold our public systems accountable for meeting housing needs. If you agree and want to be a […]

You Can Go Home Again

By Jill Winsor On May 13th’s Housing Opportunity Day we saw members concerned about housing needs in communities across the state—from Eugene to The Dalles—people who are housed and unhoused, and one extra special person, my mom. My mom, Lindsay, grew up in Milton-Freewater, a tiny town in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Below is […]

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 […]

What’s Your Story of Oregon?

Neighborhood Partnerships has just completed phase one of our Oregon Narrative project. We partnered with Metro and more than 2,000 members of the Opt In panel took time to share their thoughts. We wanted to know whether reminding folks of the vision many of us share is helpful as we launch conversations about what it […]

A Place to Call Home Remains Unaffordable for Many Oregonians

Higher prices in the rental market continue to force Oregon families to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table, and paying utility bills.  A national study reports that the cost of renting an apartment in Oregon has increased again, while unemployment remains high at 8.3%. The slow economic recovery, high unemployment and continued […]

Housing Alliance: Foreclosure Update

Great news from the Legislature this week! As you probably know, the Oregon State legislature had three days of meetings this week in Salem. A big item on the agenda was deciding on spending to address the foreclosure issues that continue for Oregonians and Oregon communities. A final vote was taken on foreclosure funding on […]