Neighborhood Partnerships’ mission is to help create a better Oregon, one in which we all have access to opportunity, stability, and what we need to thrive. For us, this begins with financial well-being and a stable, affordable place to call home. Our work calls on us to engage all Oregonians: indigenous tribes; residents whose families have called Oregon home for generations; folks who arrived just recently—from elsewhere in the U.S. or the world. Whether we live in cities, small towns, or rural lands, we all need resources to build a better future for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
We’re a team of diligent and dedicated leaders committed to building a more equitable Oregon. We work as policy advocates, coalition conveners, and program administrators to increase resources, improve public policy, and spark innovation and collaboration. We are always learning.
NP manages the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative. We raise funds, collect data, and coordinate the IDA-related work of ten nonprofit direct-service and network partners statewide. With an IDA, Oregonians with low incomes have their savings for an education, home, small business, or other investment matched by state funds.
Since 2004, NP has convened the statewide Oregon Housing Alliance. The Housing Alliance is a coalition of more than 90 organizations who come together with the belief that everyone needs a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. The Housing Alliance is a legislative advocacy coalition, which works to advance housing opportunity at our state capital in Salem and at the federal level. In addition to convening the Housing Alliance, since 2018, NP staff have been organizing and supporting an advocacy group of residents of affordable housing, front line staff, and people in need of affordable housing. This network is called Residents Organizing for Change (ROC) and is a critical part of our work to engage people most impacted by policy change.
We dedicate time and resources at every level of the organization to address disparities based on identity and to apply an equity lens to all decisions, programs, and policies.
Neighborhood Partnerships’ mission is to help create a better Oregon, one in which we all have access to opportunity, stability, and what we need to thrive. For us, this begins with financial well-being and a stable, affordable place to call home…