NP condemns violence

Neighborhood Partnerships condemns the violence, death, and ongoing suffering in Palestine and Israel. We have removed an earlier statement from NP’s staff, and acknowledge that it caused unintentional harm and concern in our community.

IDA Day 2023 was a great success!

On October 19th, over 80 people came together from all corners of the state for the 2023 IDA Day! Together in Salem, staff from the IDA Initiative’s broad network of community-based organizations gathered to network, share strategies, celebrate accomplishments, and learn best practices as we work to advance economic justice in Oregon. IDA Day featured […]

Welcome Randy Lucas!

We’re excited to introduce you to our new IDA Contracts Coordinator, Randy Lucas! Randy joins Neighborhood Partnerships with seven years of experience managing Oregon IDAs at Save First Financial Wellness and Lutheran Community Services. As Program Manager with Save First, he advocated and developed privately funded match savings programs for transitional housing clients and established […]

Welcome Ally Watson!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new staff member! Ally Watson will be our new Evaluation Data Analyst!  Ally joined Neighborhood Partnerships in August 2023 to support the evaluation of the Oregon IDA Initiative. She has 5 years of experience in data analysis and visualization, in fields as diverse as global health […]

A message to the NP Community

Dear Neighborhood Partnerships Community: We are reaching out to share that, at the beginning of August, our Executive Director, Carlos David García, will be transitioning out of his role as Executive Director.  We are incredibly grateful to Carlos for his leadership and dedication, and his service to the organization. The Board has engaged an interim […]

Open Mic: Change and Growth at Neighborhood Partnerships

This month I am writing to you as a valued member of the broad and deep community of Neighborhood Partnerships’ stakeholders—community members, partners, and funders—invested over time in the work, staff, and sustainability of this organization. We are at a threshold of change and growth and wanted to bring you up to date.   Neighborhood Partnerships’ […]

Joint Statement from Neighborhood Partnerships and their new Union, ILWU Local 5

On February 27, Neighborhood Partnerships leadership voluntarily recognized the unionization efforts among its workers. Neighborhood Partnerships & ILWU Local 5 both believe in the transformative power of collaboration & organizing. At NP, we center those most impacted by racial, housing & economic injustice, directing our energy & resources toward building community power, knowledge & capacity. […]

Black History Month and Onwards

In the midst of Black History Month, we are challenged to think about how we, as an organization that works on economic and housing justice, are honoring the history of the Black struggle for justice, equity, and equality in the U.S. It’s easy to say we are allies, but as a predominantly white-led organization, it’s […]

Heading Back to Salem: NP in the 2023 Legislative Session

Over the course of the last year, our advocacy team has worked diligently with our partners to talk about a number of different issues that our state faces. The Oregon Housing Alliance convened its workgroup meetings to talk about how the Legislature can make robust investments and policy changes in furtherance of safe, stable, and […]

Welcome, Jane Rosenstein!

We are so excited to introduce Jane Rosenstein, who has joined NP as IDA Fiscal Manager! Jane has a background in community organizing, social work, and education. She has been involved in fiscal management for fifteen years. Jane’s professional roles have included: early childhood educator, sustainability educator, technical writer, and small business owner/operator. Jane holds […]