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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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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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