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.
At ROSE, we believe everyone has a right to affordable housing. For renters, that means being able to afford the monthly rent and still have money left for groceries, transportation, utilities and life’s other necessities — as well as some money to stock away for a rainy day.
Sadly, affordable housing is just a dream for many Americans. One in eight American families pays more than half their household income for housing, or lives in housing that’s considered rundown or substandard. ROSE offers well-constructed, well-managed rental units at rents that fit within a family’s budget. These include units in large apartment buildings; units in duplexes, triplexes and multiplexes; and single-family homes. Some of our units are specially designed with families in mind.