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Date: October 27, 2016
GSB Press Release

(Portland, OR, October 27, 2016) - Housing Land Advocates (HLA) announced that Cameron Herrington of Living Cully will be presented with the Second Annual Ed Sullivan Housing Advocate Award at the 2016 HLA Conference on Friday, November 4.

Cameron Herrington is the Anti-Displacement Coordinator at Living Cully, a community collaboration formed between Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, Native American Youth and Family Center, and Verde to combat poverty by building economic, social and environmental assets for low-income residents of Portland’s Cully neighborhood. Cameron’s work focuses on expanding access to affordable housing and preventing the displacement of neighborhood residents through community organizing and policy development. Additionally, he participates in housing advocacy at the citywide level, including work with the Anti-Displacement PDX coalition that resulted in the inclusion of more than two dozen measures addressing gentrification and displacement in Portland’s Comprehensive Plan.

The award – named for Edward J. Sullivan, co-founder of HLA, former legal counsel to the Governor of Oregon and a retired partner in the Portland Office of Garvey Schubert Barer – is given out each year to an individual who exemplifies Sullivan’s deep commitment to thoughtful land use planning and access to adequate and affordable housing. “Mr. Herrington's tireless dedication to creating opportunities for affordable housing and his leadership in bringing allies together to effect change on a policy level serve as wonderful examples for us to follow,” said Edward Sullivan. “He is truly deserving of this year’s award.” Jennifer Bragar, President of Housing Land Advocates, added, “Cameron’s efforts to promote affordable housing and equity are the quintessential components for the awardee of the Ed Sullivan Housing Advocate Award – Cameron has created a voice for those who would not otherwise have one.”

Since 2004, HLA has been dedicated to providing advocacy, education, technical assistance and legal representation so that Oregonians of all income levels can obtain adequate and affordable housing. It regularly works with local governments, interest groups, affordable housing providers, land use policy makers, and planners to ensure that state and local housing obligations are being met.

Members of the press are invited to attend the 2016 HLA Conference, entitled “Seeking Prosperity: The Role of Housing in Local Economies,” on Friday, November 4 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at David Evans & Associates. The award ceremony will occur at the lunch hour.

Press Contacts:

Edward Sullivan: 503-793-0291
Jennifer Bragar, Housing Land Advocates: 503-208-4521
Cameron Herrington, Living Cully: 503-489-8334

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