Thank You Spirit Mountain Community Fund!

We are thrilled to announce that the Spirit Mountain Community Fund has committed $40,000 to support the Lents Youth Initiative. This program at ROSE Community Development engages youth ages 14-19 from the Lents area in leadership development, sustainability education and service-learning through internships and projects with community partners.

Our local youth are making a difference. They are working on projects that include habitat restoration, community food access, sustainability awareness, and art & media projects.

By creating a vehicle for community groups to collaborate on projects and attracting youth to support those projects, the program acts to focus, amplify and catalyze existing community improvement work while cultivating a new generation of environmental justice leaders in East Portland.

Woody Guthrie Groundbreaking Ceremony

ROSE Community Development celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for Woody Guthrie Place – a 64-unit affordable housing development in Lents – on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Woody Guthrie Place will be one of the first mixed-income housing projects to be built in the rapidly growing urban renewal district, which includes Lents Town Center. Resident households can have qualifying incomes ranging from 30% to 100% of Area Median Income. 15 units have Project-Based Section 8 vouchers. Public funding partners include Multnomah CountyHome ForwardProsper PortlandPortland Housing Bureau, and Metro. Portland General Electric’s renewable energy fund is supporting a solar photo voltaic system and electric vehicle charging stations. The project will be LEED gold or higher.

Check out more photos on our Facebook Page!

Thank You For 25 Years!

Thanks to all of our supporters for making our 25th Anniversary Celebration a success! You can watch the video we screened at the event featuring our resident Kathy Moody above, or view our photos here.

Congratulations to our 2017 ROSE Award winners:

Outstanding Business Partner Award: O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders

Outstanding Community Partner Award: Metro

Outstanding Leader Award: Nick Sauvie