East Portland’s Rockwood neighborhood has one of the highest poverty rates in Multnomah County and one of the lowest levels of access to medical services. Sponsored by Human Solutions, Rosewood Plaza addresses some of Rockwood’s hardest-to-meet housing and health care needs, and it has transformed a former market-rate rental property with a history of neglect and mismanagement into a positive community asset.
Rosewood Plaza contains 45 affordable rental units (26 renovated and 19 new), a community dental clinic operated by nonprofit healthcare provider the Wallace Medical Concern, and administrative offices for Wallace. Seven apartment units are sized for larger families, with three or four bedrooms, and four units have rents affordable to households earning 30% or less of area median income. The property forms a single campus with Human Solutions’ adjacent Rockwood Building, where Rosewood residents have access to essential services, from Head Start classes to employment training. Rosewood’s onsite dental clinic serves project residents and residents of the surrounding community.
- Client Human Solutions
- Location Gresham, Oregon
- Size 45 affordable rental units
- Development team Carleton Hart Architecture, Walsh Construction
- Completion date Spring 2016
- HDC role Predevelopment assistance and construction management