Cully Housing Action Team Recognized for Work on Successful Yes for Affordable Homes Campaign!

The Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT!) organized 129 volunteers to knock on doors and do outreach at community events in order to help pass Portland’s first-ever affordable housing bond, measure 26-179. Between July and election day in November, CHAT organized 7 canvasses and 9 outreach events. We knocked on over 1300 doors in Cully! The … Read More >

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Verde Adds Four Women to Landscape Crew

November 2016. Rosalia Flores, Zoemy  Tuz, Claudia Gonzalez and Manuela Interian all joined the Verde Lanscape crew as temporary on-call employees to work as a part of Verde’s social enterprise landscape crew. The majority of the work will be on the Cully Park project to help with the planting and earthscaping that is ramping up in the … Read More >

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Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park purchased by non-profit partnership with funding from Portland Housing Bureau

Preservation of affordable housing in Cully neighborhood ends threat of eviction and homelessness for residents who organized to save their homes NE KILLINGSWORTH ST, PORTLAND – Residents of the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after the park was purchased last week by a coalition … Read More >

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Welcome Brenna Bailey!

We have recently hired a Community Organizer for Housing Stability to begin work in the Cully Neighborhood in partnership with St. Charles Church. We welcome Brenna Bailey thanks to a generous grant from Care Oregon. Brenna will be engaging Cully residents in housing advocacy and working from the parish office. A word from Brenna Bailey- … Read More >

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Verde Participates in #EveryoneIn, A United Way Collaborative

Last Thursday, Verde, along with other local organizations, pitched ideas for a United Way collaborative called #EveryoneIn, working to bring together non-profit, startup, technology and design professionals to co-create innovative ideas to help low-income parents and communities thrive. Alan Hipolito, the director of Verde, pitched an idea called Suma, a community led, collective food purchasing … Read More >

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Critical Home Repair for Low-Income Cully Residents: Preventing displacement one home at a time

NAYA, Habitat to collaborate on home repair and weatherization projects Eron Riddle, project coordinator for the home repair and weatherization* program at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Cully Wx 2.0, has learned that connections and collaboration are vital to creating successful outcomes for low-income Cully homeowners. This year, Living Cully partners, NAYA … Read More >

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Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park Update

By Cameron Herrington (Living Cully, 503-489-8334) and Gabe Triplett (St. Charles Church, 541-680-6509)   In addition to this update, you might want to check out this recent Portland Tribune article about the Oak Leaf.   1. CASA has pulled out of the project The non-profit organization CASA of Oregon worked with the Oak Leaf residents for several months to establish a residents’ … Read More >

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Portland Parks & Recreation designates $3 million towards Thomas Cully Park

Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz, joined by Cully neighborhood representatives and Verde, announced $3 million in additional funding for the future Thomas Cully Park, NE 75th just north of Killingsworth. Verde, the Let Us Build Cully Park coalition and Portland Parks & Recreation are the lead partners in the public/private partnership to transform the former … Read More >

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ALERT: Commissioner Saltzman breaking promise to save Oak Leaf mobile home park

Oak Leaf residents need your help TODAY to save their homes! Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman is breaking his promise to help Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park residents save their homes and establish Portland’s first affordable housing cooperative. Residents received this news with only days remaining before the September 30 deadline to buy the park from their landlord. Take action NOW to Save the Oak … Read More >

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