• Two decades, one vision

    ROSE connects our community to build good homes, healthy families and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

    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.

    “Our Families, Our Homes” Film Series

    Our partners OPAL and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), are hosting a series of movie nights titled “Our Families, Our Homes.”
    Gentrification and displacement have been transforming cities across the country. Low-income communities and communities of color are most affected–and they are also organizing to fight back.

    Join us for this monthly film series to learn more about how communities of color, from New Orleans, LA to Boston, MA have organized to fight for affordable housing, Environmental Justice, and community-controlled development. After the films, we will engage in discussions about how we can use these experiences and stories in our organizing efforts against displacement in the Jade District and in the city overall.

    All events are from 7-9pm at
    8114 SE Division St.
    Portland, OR 97206

    October 17: Village Called Versailles: Vietnamese community in New Orleans organizes against the siting of a toxic landfill and discovers the power of intergenerational community organizing (Vietnamese subtitles)

    November 7: Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, and European-American residents in Roxbury, MA united to revitalize their community in 1985. (Spanish subtitles)

    November 21: Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street This follow-up to Holding Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs to one of the city’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. (Spanish subtitles).

    For more information or questions, please contact Khanh Pham- khanh@apano.org

    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