ROSE Community Development

ROSE Community Development 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 quality, affordable homes and community development. 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.


Woody Guthrie Place
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Affordable Housing

We believe everyone has a right to an affordable home. For renters, that means being able to afford the monthly rent and still money left to pay for food, transportation, utilities, and saving for long-term goals. 

Portland is experiencing an affordable housing shortage of 48,000 homes. Rising rents have outpaced incomes and it has created instability for families. One in eight American families pays more than half their household income for housing, or lives in housing that’s considered rundown or substandard. Families with the lowest incomes are affected the most by the affordable housing shortage.

ROSE offers well-constructed, well-managed rental units at rents that fit within a family’s budget. These include homes in multi-family apartment communities; duplexes, and single-family homes. With families in mind, there are on-site amenities such as playgrounds, gardens and community rooms at many of our properties.

Climbing Playground at Orchards of 82