Welcome Sunshine, Organizer for the Black Community Organizing Initiative!

We are eager to welcome Sunshine Dixon (pictured left) to Living Cully as an organizer for the Black-Community Organizing Initiative. Two years ago Living Cully and Taren Evans, former Neighborhood Revitalization Manager at Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East, obtained grant money to start outreach efforts to address the needs of the black community which has largely been underserved by existing Living Cully … Read More >

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Asset Transfer from Enhabit kick-starts Affordable Small Home Program

Verde and Enhabit share goals of advancing Affordable Small Homes, also known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s), as one strategy to address the region’s affordable housing crisis. Enhabit is an Oregon non-profit dedicated to energy efficiency and, more recently, ADU’s. To help accelerate the development of affordable ADU programs envisioned by citywide community-based collaborators, Enhabit … Read More >

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Solar Power with a Social Purpose: Installing Solar Panels at St. Charles Church in Cully

Everyone deserves access to the solar energy movement that is sweeping across rooftops in Portland and nation-wide; however, this movement disproportionately benefits white neighborhoods, according to a recent study from Tufts University and University of California, Berkeley. That is why Verde, in collaboration with the Cully community, Living Cully Partners, St. Charles Church, and Pacific … Read More >

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Verde Launches a New Solar Energy After School Program in Cully

In response to The Living Cully Community Energy plan, Verde and Hacienda CDC’s after school program Expresiones have teamed up to launch a pilot Solar energy curriculum here in the Cully Neighborhood. The Living Cully Community Energy Plan is a neighborhood-scale energy plan that identifies energy conservation and energy generation pilots for the Cully neighborhood. … Read More >

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Verde presents the Living Cully Community Mobility Needs Assessment

EVs, Uber and Lyft, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles – our options for getting around are quickly changing and expanding. Living Cully is interested in understanding how these new technologies can help Cully residents meet community needs. For this reason, Living Cully developed the “Living Cully Community Mobility Needs Assessment.” The assessment focuses on “Clean Mobility.” Clean … Read More >

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VICTORY! City Council said YES to Mobile Home Zoning

City Council voted 5-0 on August 22nd to adopt the manufactured housing park zoning ordinance! Thank you for your support throughout this campaign. The testimony and turnout at the public hearings and written testimony to the PSC and City Council were decisive. The new zoning went into effect immediately, and is already helping to protect 56 mobile home … Read More >

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