• Two decades, one vision

    ROSE builds better outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods by developing good homes and economic opportunities.

    ROSE Community Development is dedicated to Revitalizing Outer SouthEast Portland neighborhoods, through the development of good homes & economic opportunities.We are rooted in the belief that affordable housing gives people the opportunity to build better lives. But since our first project — rehabilitating a single house in Lents for a low-income family in 1992 — our work to revitalize our community has extended far beyond housing. We are improving economic conditions in our neighborhoods and giving people the tools and the support they need to improve their lives.

    ROSE CDC hosts Donor Breakfast in support of Outer SE Neighborhoods and Families

    Donor Breakfast 2014

    SE PORTLAND, August 7, 2015 – ROSE Community Development, invites Portland and the outer SE community to register for their annual “Donor Breakfast” event on Thursday September 24, 2015 at OMSI. Purchase tickets online at: http://bit.ly/RoseBreakfast2015

    This year’s event “Building Healthy Families” will feature: Professional networking, the “Healthy Impact Awards” ceremony (honoring five winners making an impact in outer SE), plated breakfast by Bon Appétit.

    ROSE Executive Director Nick Sauvie will talk on ROSE’s new strategic plan, and highlights of new ROSE programs including: the “Baby Booster” health initiative, Lents Youth Initiative, and the Club RC Latino Soccer Academy. The event will also feature a ROSE resident testimonial, and an ask for support.

    Jean DeMaster (of Human Solutions) joins ROSE as this year’s keynote speaker. Jean is a long-time affordable housing advocate, with a prolific career making a positive impact in outer SE and throughout Portland.

    ROSE sees this year as a critical crossroads. The organization, with the help of community supporters, has the opportunity to make a transformative difference – by meeting the growing need for affordable housing, and providing life-changing programs to children and families in outer SE Portland.

    Tickets are $25, Tables and Sponsorships are also available. All funds raised at this event go toward the mission and work that has defined ROSE since 1992: Connecting our community to build good homes, healthy families, and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

    Starting with the rehabilitation of one home in Lents, ROSE has built or rehabilitated more than 430 affordable homes, two new parks, seven playgrounds, and hosted hundreds of neighborhood events over their twenty-four years of comprehensive, place-based community development.

    WHAT: 2015 ROSE Donor Breakfast “Building Healthy Families”
    WHERE: OMSI Auditorium 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR
    SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
    8:00 a.m. Program, Speeches, Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony, Keynote, Ask for Support
    (Event ends promptly at 9:00am)
    RSVP & Purchase Tickets: http://bit.ly/RoseBreakfast2015
    COST: $25 (includes breakfast and coffee)
    INFORMATION: www.rosecdc.org 503-788-8052 info@rosecdc.org

    Want to buy a home in East Portland?

    The 2nd Annual East Portland Housing & Resource Festival

    Saturday, August 8th, 12 Noon – 7 PM.

    Lents Park (92nd & Holgate)

    Brought to you by the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association and the African American Alliance for Homeownership, this event will include: 

    A “Homes for Sale” Bus Tour

    Local Talent Show

    Resources for new home buyers, renters, and existing homeowners

    Live Music & Entertainment

    Kids area with face painting, puppet show and other activities

    Open and FREE to the Public

    The sign up for the popular free bus tour that visits homes with a local realtor who will offer home buying tips takes place at 12:30pm.

    For additional information, to sign up for the talent show, or to register as a vendor call 503-595-3517, ext. 301

    Help keep free food deliveries on the road in Southeast Portland

    Did you know that for many years, ROSE has partnered with a small church called Great Day Fellowship, who give an incredible gift to our community.  Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, and local grocery stores, the Food Truck redistributes over 11,500 lbs of  high quality perishable food per month to ROSE families. The Food Truck plays the critical role of picking up and transporting weekly perishable and non-perishable donations to take directly to ROSE CDC housing, the Clackamas Service Center, and use as emergency food boxes.

    Now is our time to STEP UP! After more than 200,000 miles, the truck has broken. We owe a great amount of thanks to Great Day Fellowship and Pastor Don for all they give to our community. So ROSE decided to help Great Day Fellowship, a church of just around 25 members, launch a crowdfunding campaign (with great perks for donors!) to raise $10k to buy a gently used Food Truck to replace their broken one. Your donation, however large or small, will help buy a replacement truck to transport thousands of pounds of food directly to families in need for years to come!

    We encourage you to give to this campaign if you can. We also ask that you share the campaign to your social media networks, friends, family, etc. These campaigns work best when we cast a wide net for any donation amount. Find the campaign linked below:


    Thank you for your support!