• 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.



    Job Opening – Resident Assets Coordinator

    ROSE Community Development is hiring! We are seeking motivated candidates to support moderate-income residents at affordable housing communities. Community development, organizing or social services background desired. Prefer fluency in Spanish or other languages common in East Portland. 30 hours/week, $13-15/hour plus full benefits.

    ROSE Community Development has been working to build better outer southeast Portland neighborhoods since 1992. ROSE develops affordable housing and creates opportunities for low-income residents and communities. ROSE is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, essay responses and completed ROSE application to Carver Oblander at carver@rosecdc.org. No phone calls, please. Accepting applications until March 6 or position is filled.

    Resident Assets Coordinator – Job Posting and Essay Questions

    ROSE Application

    Welcome Home for more affordable housing

    ROSE enthusiastically supports Welcome Home, a new coalition working together to create new resources for affordable housing in Portland. Providing good homes has always been central to ROSE’s mission. I was reminded why at a recent meeting of the Earl Boyles Early Learning Center. Led by the Children’s Institute, a group of parents, educators and community organizations just opened a new wing dedicated to preparing children to succeed in school. As part of that effort school parents were surveyed about the greatest challenges they face. I was not surprised that affordable housing was number one on the list.

    Parents spoke about high and rapidly increasing rents and the difficulty finding rental housing suitable for families. One parent said, “We need more affordable rentals.” Others commented that “more affordable housing is needed, with more rooms so that not so many people have to live under one roof.” Earl Boyles faculty members have seen higher income families moving into the neighborhood to take advantage of the new full-day preschool program, displacing low-income families.

    I have been at ROSE for 22 years and I’ve never seen greater demand for affordable housing. Until the last year or so, we have been able to place people into apartments within a few months. Now our waiting lists are closed. Affordable housing resources are tight. The Portland Housing Bureau expects to devote half as much money to affordable housing over the next five years as they did the previous five. 2014 was the first time in seven years that ROSE was unable to open a new housing development.

    You can help families like the ones at Earl Boyles. Check out  www.welcomehomecoalition.org  and join our campaign to build more affordable housing throughout the metro region.

    – Nick Sauvie, Executive Director

    Your tax-deductible Year-end gift to ROSE will have this kind of impact.

    A good stable home…a strong family…vibrant communities…and a healthy start for every child. 

         What are these worth to you personally?   I imagine you would say, “A lot.”

         A Child’s First Steps begin at Home … You can help make those first steps healthy … Your impact will benefit Mothers, babies, and entire communities. Your Tax-deductible Year-end gift to ROSE will have this kind of impact.

        ROSE is going all-in with new initiatives, projects, and partnerships that focus on the health of new Mothers and the first 1000 days (conception to age two) of a child’s life.

        Be the change you wish to see. Please join us in changing lives & the future of outer Southeast Portland.

    With Gratitude,

    ROSE Board & Staff

    Year-End Impact

    Thank YOU for your continued Support!

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    ROSE Community Development

    5215 SE Duke st

    Portland, OR 97206