ROSE Projects On the Way!

ROSE Community Development is dependent on the support of the community in every capacity. We need your help – now more than ever – to keep ROSE strong as we address the affordable housing crisis that families in southeast Portland are experiencing. Please consider making a gift this holiday season. Whether a financial or in-kind donation (large or small), your support matters!

ROSE is rising to meet this challenge. Our real estate development pipeline is bigger than ever. It offers more housing than we’ve done before. For the first time, these new developments include commercial space, community facilities and mixed-income market rate housing. ROSE’s goals for the new year include:

  • Woody Guthrie Place at SE 91st and Reedway, which will include ROSE’s first mixed-income market rate housing to the Lents Town Center. This housing will support Baby Booster, which is part of a national initiative working to support healthy babies.
  •  Jade Apartments and Community Center, a proposal to acquire a Metro property at SE 82nd and Division for a transit oriented development that includes affordable housing, retail and community space.
  •  Arleta Park, a proposal to the Portland Housing Bureau for a mixed-use project at SE 72nd and Foster, across the street from the Portland Mercado.

Neighborhood ownership is what sets ROSE apart from other community development organizations. Whether it’s support for our residents or a multi-million dollar construction project, everything we do is focused here in outer southeast Portland. Please make a contribution today online at or by mailing a check to 5215 SE Duke St. Portland, OR 97206. Thank you for supporting our local neighborhood organization – ROSE Community Development.

Nick Sauvie
Executive Director

“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-