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    Tomas Monter

    Twelve Southern Oregon families have a safe, new, and affordable place to call home due in part to the Oregon IDA Initiative. Tomas Monter, his wife, Jessie, and their two children are one of those families.

  • Natalie Mitchell

    Natalie Mitchell

    The Gresham community is stronger because of the Oregon IDA Initiative’s investment in resident Natalie Mitchell. Natalie’s hard work and the support of the Oregon IDA Initiative through the NAYA Family Center combined to make her a homeowner in July of 2012.

  • Foreat James

    Forest James

    Thanks to the Oregon IDA Initiative and strong support from Central Oregon institutions Forest James’ photography business endeavors are thriving, he’s creating jobs, and he’s giving back to his community.

  • Rozalyn Patrick

    Rozalyn Patrick

    The Oregon IDA Initiative empowered Rozalyn Patrick to use her Youth IDA to purchase the first computer in her home and become a first generation college student.

  • Janet Davis

    Janet Davis

    With the support of the Oregon IDA Initiative, Janet and Don Davis grew their small scale farm business in order to feed more of the Tillamook community with sustainable, local foods.

  • Hilda Escalera

    Hilda Escalera

    A first generation Latina in a family of eight, Hilda Escalera completed her degree at Linfield College due in part to the support of the Oregon IDA Initiative.

  • Jed Lazar

    Jed Lazar

    Supported by the Oregon IDA Initiative, Jed Lazar was able to strengthen SoupCycle, his business which delivers organic soups to Portland homes and offices by bicycle.


2016 IDA Awards

By Jessica Junke, Director of Economic Opportunity, Neighborhood Partnerships Neighborhood Partnerships, under the leadership of Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), is incredibly honored to partner with the dedicated organizations of the Oregon IDA Initiative. Their collective commitment to building lasting pathways to opportunity across the state is extraordinary. Today, OHCS announced an award of […]


Changes and How to Contribute to the IDA Tax Credit in 2016

Today we sent an email to our donor, CPA and financial advisor partners announcing the Oregon IDA Tax Credit contribution process for 2016. We have republished that email in its entirety.  As a friend of the Oregon IDA Initiative, we want to share some important updates. There will be changes this year to how we […]


If the IDA Were 100 People

Portland State University, Regional Research Institute for Human Services researched and gathered data on the 2014 Oregon IDA participants. Check out the infographics below showing what they found. Demographics   Reach   Impact Savings Category Distribution  



Learn how the Oregon IDA Initiative benefits communities across the state.