As a community developer we spend a lot of time with residents, providing programs, workshops, and resources that help families stay strong and connected. Now that the global coronavirus pandemic has reached Oregon, and in light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order to stay at home, we are making immediate changes for the safety of our families and neighborhoods.
We are not issuing any rent-related evictions or charging late fees
Property managers are available to assist and advise residents through phone, email, text, and online
Maintenance staff is continuing to disinfect surfaces around properties
All resident services programs are postponed and public spaces at properties are closed
In the short-term, we are focused on food security and financial stability for our families
We are taking every precaution to safely serve our families, many of whom are working jobs that put them on the frontlines of this pandemic.
We’re also bracing for an unprecedented demand on our Emergency Loan Fund, the small pot of relief cash designed to help residents avoid predatory lenders. We know our residents will need us in the coming weeks more than ever before. If you would like to contribute to the emergency loan fund to help struggling families get through this pandemic, you can make a tax-deductible donation online.
Please do what you can to stay home, wash hands, be kind to all those essential people out there who do not have the option to work from home, and those who have already felt the economic pressure of this public health crisis. We are in this together.
We are expanding our Resident Assets Team and looking for a
community-minded person to join our team. Resident Assets Coordinators provide
direct-service to 450 families that live in ROSE’s affordable housing
communities. If you have a passion for helping people, creating meaningful
relationships, and developing innovative programs and partnerships, we want to
hear from you!
ROSE Plans to develop two additional multi-family projects in Portland and Clackamas. We will be applying for funds in Q1 of 2020 with the goal to close on construction financing in the same year. A separate RFP will be released for architecture services on the Portland site.
Clarifications What should the fee be for? First question received was to clarify that the proposed bid/fee is only to get the project to a stage where we can get a good estimate on pricing from our contractor partner. The proposed fee for the full project can be delivered later, but before we submit our funding applications. Any information on the future costs of services will need to fit within OHCS’s or funder expectations. The fee should not be hourly, but an all-in fee to provide a few studies of the site to establish best fit, floor plans to estimate framing and structural costs, simple elevations showing floor height, the general type of roof and truss construction and the building’s exterior envelope with desired materials. We will need to describe the planned square footage of each unit type to our funders. Any clarification on pricing for the final project is helpful but not required.
What level of design or due diligence is available now? There has only been a preliminary “fit” and an early assistance meeting with Clackamas County. We know we can fit the 64 units on the site with the affordability density bonus but how they fit on the site will need to be investigated in partnership with the contractor and informed by preliminary pricing.
Who is on the team? We don’t need a list of subcontractors or their qualifications, just people at your firm that are going to work on the preliminary design and pricing set. If this team will change for the final project please clarify who will stay with the project and who may be new.