Living Cully members sign five-year agreement to continue partnership

[Image Description: The directors of the four Living Cully organizations signed a new five-year partnership agreement on October 23. (l-r: Steve Messinetti, Habitat for Humanity; Tony DeFalco, Verde; Ernesto Fonseca, Hacienda CDC; Paul Lumley, Native American Youth and Family Center)] The four Living Cully member organizations — Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, Hacienda CDC, Native American … Read More >

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191 new affordable homes coming to Cully!

Living Cully partner organizations Hacienda CDC and Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) receive $23.7 million to build homes at the former Sugar Shack site on Killingsworth and at Prescott & Cully. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced on Tuesday that two separate affordable housing proposals in the Cully neighborhood will receive funds from Portland’s … Read More >

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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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