Conference RE:Cap

The 2015 RE:Conference on Oct. 29 and 30 couldn’t have been better. More than 300 people gathered to get to know each other with an “If you really knew me…” exercise. We shared celebrations and strengths. We were challenged to make Oregon and our own organizations more equitable and we learned a whole lot! Whether you could…

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You’ll never see ‘No, Section 8’ again

Imagine you’re looking though the apartment ads in the local paper. You find the perfect place. It’s near your kid’s school, fits within your tight budgetary restrictions and is available right now. In this rental market you know you’ll have to get there early to meet the landlord and compete with a half-dozen other people…

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Announcing Round Four of the Advocate’s College

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the fourth round of our Advocates College. The first three Advocates Colleges were huge successes, and have had immediate benefits for participants. Sybil Hebb, lobbyist for the Oregon Law Center and graduate of the first Advocate’s College, has this to say: ” The…

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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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Resubscribe to the NP Blog

Thank you for subscribing to the Neighborhood Partnerships blog. Due to some technical changes, we need to make changes to the way our Blog appears in an RSS reader. If you subscribe to our blog through an RSS reader, you will need to copy and paste this link: http://neighborhoodpartnerships.org/feed/ into your feed reader to stay…

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Senator Merkley speaks at Oregon’s 2013 Asset Builders Conference

We were honored to have Senator Merkley speak to us at Building Oregon’s Future: 2013 Asset Builders Conference on Wednesday, April 24th. Sen. Merkley continues to be a champion of policies that strengthen pathways to the middle class for all our neighbors. He spoke about his own part in Oregon’s asset building history, beginning with…

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Neighborhood Partnerships is Hiring!

Neighborhood Partnerships is in the process of hiring a Fiscal and Program Assistant! We are a dynamic, innovative, statewide nonprofit seeking a motivated person to provide quality bookkeeping, donor relations support, and data management to our Accountant and Program Staff.  Neighborhood Partnerships is looking for someone who is detail-oriented, accurate, computer savvy, and a team…

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Out of Reach: Our View

Every year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition releases a report called Out of Reach. This report shows what it costs to rent a modest two bedroom apartment in every state, and shows what a renter would have to earn to afford an apartment at Fair Market Rent.  This year, the NLIHC is featuring State…

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Partner Spotlight: Washington County’s Inter-Faith Committee on Homelessness

Washington County has a faith based coalition, the Inter-Faith Committee on Homelessness (IFCH), which is active in a variety of ways around homelessness.  Neighborhood Partnerships has been working with the IFCH for some time now – they are long time members of the Oregon Housing Alliance, and have been very helpful as we work on…

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NP Wins NILHC’s State and Local Organizing Award!

Janet Byrd from Neighborhood Partnerships and Dung Ho from the Community Alliance of Tenants receive Senator Jeff Merkley’s congratulations on winning the State and Local Organizing award at the National Low Income Housing Coalition conference in DC.

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