Living Cully's 1st crowdfunding campaign is a success...!! PDF Print E-mail

1.8.2015. THANK YOU to all of you who donated, got the word out or got friends and family to donate to Let Us Buy the Sugar Shack! We raised $54,194 and surpassed our $50K goal on December 18. We’ve received verbal commitments of an additional $10,070 in contributions as well. Over 500 people and organizations contributed. This is an amazing outpouring of support from the community and we are heartened by it.

So, what’s next?

The sale is still moving forward. We have until January 25 to complete our due diligence. We are still completing our due diligence, including building inspection and appraisal. We’ve been supported by the Cully Blvd Alliance in paying for these costs. THANK YOU Cully Blvd Alliance!! We have been and will continue to engage with community members and potential tenants of the redeveloped site to identify community-serving uses like healthy food, recreation, childcare, health care along with green infrastructure to create environmental benefits at the site.

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Living Cully welcomes new staff PDF Print E-mail

1.5.2015. Happy news to report -- Living Cully welcomes new staff in 2015: Anna Gordon (Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator), and Cameron Herrington (Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator).

Anna comes to us from Living Cully Partner Hacienda CDC, where she built a stellar track record working within the Hacienda community serving residents, youth and the broader Cully Neighborhood. She speaks English and Spanish, and lives in in the Cully Neighborhood.

Cameron has been the Not in Cully intern for the past year, and is finishing his Masters in Urban Studies at PSU focusing on the impacts of displacement. He speaks English and Spanish.

Together, Anna and Cameron mean a tremendoues increase in Living Cully's ability to engage community, communicate our work, preserve affordability and raise income. Anna is housed at Verde and Cameron is housed at Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East.

Please join us in welcoming these great folks to our collective work...

NAYA initiates Cully Weatherization 2.0 PDF Print E-mail

10.29.2014: This winter, Living Cully -- together with Clean Energy Works , MACG, Energy Trust of Oregon, Multnomah County Health Department and Portland Housing Bureau -- is supporting neighborhood stabilization and offsetting the pressures of gentrification in Cully through the Cully Weatherization 2.0 project.  Cully Wx 2.0 builds off of 2010's Changing the Climate in Cully project, led by MACG.

After intensive neighborhood outreach, the project partners will launch a pilot weatherizing up to 100 single-family owner-occupied homes-with a focus on low- and moderate-income households and communities of color-to advance the benefits of carbon reduction, energy savings, workforce development and positive health outcomes.

To find out if you qualify for the Cully Weatherization 2.0 project, please contact the project coordinator at the Native American Youth & Family Center via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or by phone (503.288.8177 ext. 299). 

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