Category Archives: "News"

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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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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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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Mobile Home Zoning Approved by Planning Commission

Proposal to protect homes for 3,000 low-income families now goes to City Council for final adoption July 10, 2018 — The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) voted today to support a new zoning measure that would help preserve 56 manufactured housing parks in the City of Portland. If approved later this summer by City … Read More >

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