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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10 Tips for Preparing for Emergency

With increasing climate disasters and exposure to industry hazards, emergency scenarios are becoming a recurring reality. The five-alarm fire at a scrapyard in Cully last March was a grave reminder that low-income and people of color communities face these disasters more often, due to disproportionate exposure to hazards from the natural and built environments, like … Read More >

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Cully Park Grand Opening: Celebrating Years of Community Leadership

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Cully Park on Saturday, June 30th, from 11–4 p.m.! The event will feature live performances from groups like Dina y Los Rumberos, Native American drumming and storytelling, youth nature activities led by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, soccer clinics and more! The event is free, family-friendly and open to … Read More >

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