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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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…

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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…

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Independent Evaluation Concludes Oregon Program Paves Pathways Out of Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Janet Byrd, Neighborhood Partnerships 503-226-3001 x 103 Lisa Joyce, Oregon Housing and Community Services 503-986-0951 Dr. Diane Yatchmenoff, Portland State University 503-725-4158 Independent Evaluation Concludes Oregon Program Paves Pathways Out of Poverty (Salem) In a new, independent evaluation, Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute concludes that the Oregon Individual Development Account…

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Rents Continue to Rise Despite High Unemployment

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, an alarming trend for a state with unemployment at 10.6% and whose number of…

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Oregon Receives a “C”, Advocates Call for Changes

Yesterday, Neighborhood Partnerships and Oregon Thrives, in conjunction with the national Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) released its 2009 – 2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard. The Scorecard gave Oregon a “C,” and highlighted areas for improvement in Oregon. To help more Oregonians, the state could expand the refundable earned income tax credit, remove asset limits…

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