For People Who Want to Get Beyond Simple Poverty Solutions

“It’s about honoring the complexity of the experience of people living in poverty, instead of trying to address needs in isolation.” – Brendon Basset, Metropolitan Family Service. What does it takes to increase the financial resilience of our communities and the people we serve? In June, Executive Director Janet Byrd and Financial Innovations Director Jill…

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Care about housing? You won’t want to miss this insider update.

It’s been a whirlwind leading up to the legislative session, and a busy few weeks so far. But it is not over yet.

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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…

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Join us to talk about asset building

Neighborhood Partnerships is convening a meeting on Thursday, October 31st  to discuss what’s happening around asset building in Oregon. The meeting will include discussions of proposals coming forward to the 2014 and 2015 Legislative session, as well as discussions about what was passed in the 2013 session and is now being implemented. In addition, we…

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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…

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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…

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Creating Pathways to Opportunity

Today, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) released their annual Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, which grades each of the fifty states on how well they are doing to create opportunity for their residents.   Oregon received a “B” for its work, and this Scorecard reminds us that there is clearly more we can do to help…

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Coming Soon: CFED Scorecard

On January 30, 2013, the national organization CFED will be releasing their annual Assets & Opportunities Scorecard. The scorecard grades states across the U.S. on how well they help their residents build financial resiliency and offers recommendations for improvement. Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to be a Lead State Organization for the Assets & Opportunity Network,…

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