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3 Key Lessons from the State of Black Oregon Report

2014 IDA video contest winner, Ime Etuk, was featured in the State of Black Oregon report.    On Tuesday, the State of Black Oregon 2015 report was released. The Oregon IDA Initiative was a point of inspiration in a very sobering report. Jessica Junke, Neighborhood Partnerships’ Director of Economic Opportunity was in attendance. She noted: […]

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Hope Comes to the Capitol

On March 5th and 6th members of the Oregon IDA Initiative had the chance to talk about why IDAs need to be renewed and expanded. Big thanks to those who testified: Claire Seguin, HCS Jessica Junke, Neighborhood Partnerships Rebekah Barger, CASA of Oregon Ema Waggoner, IDA Graduate from College Dreams Yolanda Vanderpool, NeighborImpact Amber Starks, […]

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Maria Sandoval

The Oregon IDA Initiative allowed Maria Sandoval to graduate from Linfield College with minimal debt and freedom to live out her passion – working with students to ensure they also have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

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Shelly Campbell

The Oregon IDA Initiative provided Shelly Campbell the perfect opportunity to grow her strong home daycare business in her Salem community, Shelly’s Kids.

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Sarah Atkins

Thanks in part to the Oregon IDA Initiative, Sarah was able to purchase most of the machinery and tools to get her custom-made leather accessory line off the ground.

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Dairen Olvera

Dairen Olvera completed her degree from Rogue Community College with the support of the Oregon IDA Initiative and other organizations in Southern Oregon.

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Chris Brothers

Ten Southern Oregon families have a safe, new, and affordable place to call home due in part to the Oregon IDA Initiative. Chris Brothers and her daughter are one of those families.

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Bob and Tami Fisher

With the investment and support of the Oregon IDA Initiative, Bob and Tami’s family have achieved their dream of owning a home in Salem, OR.

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Avila-Guzman family

Antonio and Guadalupe Avila-Guzman

With the investment and support of the Oregon IDA Initiative, Guadalupe and Antonio Avila-Guzman’s family have achieved their dream of owning a home in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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