Not in Cully: Anti-Displacement Strategies for the Cully Neighborhood

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The report was created by Master of Urban and Regional Planning students at Portland State University for the Living Cully partnership, which is a collaborative effort to create environmental infrastructure investments without displacing the community. The authors state:

There is no tried and true way to prevent displacement in redeveloping neighborhoods. However, evidence suggests that strong partnerships between community organizations and an articulated strategy for addressing change significantly increase chances for success. In this sense, the initiative’s name “Not in Cully” reflects a commitment to hope and innovation in the face of a complex and difficult civic problem that afflicts our urban areas.

The document discusses the gentrification/displacement dynamic happening in the Cully neighborhood and proposes 3 main priority areas: affordable housing, retaining local businesses, and economic self-sufficiency. Pertaining to the priority areas, the document dives deeper into 6 distinct strategies and 36 specific actions. Also included in the report are appendices, with information about implementation, anti-displacement alternatives, important definitions, and background documents (including demographic, economic, and housing profiles as well as the community engagement process and findings).

Citation: Banuelos, Ricardo, Brooke Jordan, Rebecca Kennedy, Danell Norby, Erik Olson, and Cary Watters. Not in Cully: Anti-Displacement Strategies for the Cully Neighborhood. Portland: Portland State University, 2013. Accessed March 11, 2019.