The Living Cully coalition unites four non-profit community development organizations in a collaborative, long-term, community-led effort to improve the quality of life for people of color and low-income people in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood — and ensure that Cully will always be a place where people of color and low-income people can live and thrive. This work requires a dual-emphasis on community-led neighborhood improvements and robust efforts to combat gentrification and displacement. The Living Cully partners are: Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC), The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and Verde.
Launched in order to address the most prevalent concern shared with us by community members in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Living Cully’s Renter Relief Fund has raised over $95,000 to date. This money has been distributed to some 150 renter households in the Cully neighborhood that have lost income as a result of … Read More >