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 Region, Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC), The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and Verde.
In March of 2020, when the news of stay-at-home orders first broke, Living Cully and Verde staff knew that there would need to be a temporary shift in our work. In-person meetings and organizing with community members were on hold. Yet, there was still a need to stay connected with the community members we had … Read More >