Implementing Foreclosure Reform: Reimagining a system to help Oregon communities and homeowners

On Wednesday, April 11, Governor Kitzhaber signed into law SB 1552, which provides homeowners facing foreclosure with new tools.  This monumental legislation will address the overwhelming tide of foreclosures and financial insecurity which has been threatening to permanently undermine the foundations of our state. The legislation is just the first step – from April 11, […]

Putting housing into reach for more Oregonians

Today the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual “Out of Reach” report. This report calculates the hourly wage renters need to earn in order to be able to afford an apartment in each county across the US. Here in Oregon, we know that to succeed in life, everyone needs a safe and […]

Foreclosure Relief comes to Oregon Homeowners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2012 For More Information: Janet Byrd                                                                            Ryan Fisher (503) 516-4698                                                                  (503) 807-7525 Foreclosure Relief comes to Oregon Homeowners After much negotiation and dialogue, Oregon homeowners are set to receive significant assistance in keeping their homes with Tuesdays’ passage of […]

Oregon Homeowners will Suffer While they Wait for Foreclosure Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012 For More Information: Janet Byrd (503) 516-4698 Ryan Fisher (503) 807-7525 Oregon Homeowners will Suffer While they Wait for Foreclosure Relief With the short February session winding down, advocates today believe that all hope of passing foreclosure reform is lost. Two bills, SB1552 and SB1564 would have brought significant […]

Call your State Representative today!

One in eleven homeowners in Oregon is either in foreclosure or has a mortgage 30 or more days in default. One in five homeowners are underwater on their mortgages owing more than the home is worth. Homeowners are suffering from the resulting stress and uncertainty, their neighbors are feeling the impacts of vacant homes, and […]

CFED Scorecard Reminds Us to Take Action to Protect Homeowners from Unfair Foreclosures!

Today Neighborhood Partnerships is taking part in a nationally coordinated release of the Corporation for Enterprise Development’s Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. The Oregon Scorecard builds on a family financial resilience framework developed by CFED that looks at ways we as a state can act to support the five steps to financial security – Learn, Earn, […]

Action Anticipated on Foreclosure Crisis

Oregonians facing the loss of their homes need clear and accurate information about their rights, obligations and the foreclosure process. Where possible, alternatives to foreclosure ought to be fairly considered. When there is no viable alternative, the foreclosure process ought to be conducted with adequate notice and transparent process. The Housing Alliance has adopted the […]

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 […]

Rents continue to rise: NLIHC releases Out of Reach Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2011 For More Information: Janet Byrd                                                        Alison McIntosh (503) 516-4698                                                (503) 816-2882 RENTS CONTINUE TO RISE DESPITE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, FORECLOSURES, AND PROLONGED RECESSION Oregon’s high cost of housing highlighted in 2011 report Higher prices […]