Program: Community-Controlled development without displacement
Speaker: Cameron Herrington, Living Cully Anti-displacement Coordinator
Speaker Host: Chris Krenk, Chair, Pearl Rotary Social Justice Task Force
Living Cully works with Cully residents to bring needed investments and amenities to the neighborhood, including parks, transit, bike and pedestrian improvements, and commercial and residential development. Our vision is for a neighborhood where people of color and low-income community members control the future of their neighborhood, and where development and investment reduce disparities and increase access to affordable housing, rather than lead to displacement and loss of affordable homes. This presentation will discuss some of Living Cully's current efforts and campaigns: preserving mobile home parks and acquiring land for affordable housing.
Cully is a highly-diverse, majority low-income neighborhood in Northeast Portland; standing on the site of a long standing native (Chinook) village called Neerchokikoo, it was an unincorporated area of Multnomah County from first European settlement until its annexation to the City of Portland in 1985. Most of Cully’s development occurred between 1910 and 1960. Its character from the outset has had strong rural elements: large lots, unpaved and meandering streets, and low density.
Please join us at our frolicking, fun and informative breakfast meeting. You’ll find us at the Ecotrust Building in the beautiful Pearl District of Portland, Oregon on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 am. Visitors are always welcome (there is a $10 guest fee which covers a light breakfast).