May Newsletter

  • DMA Updates
    • DMA Census Project 
    • DMA Business Highlights
    • Storefront Grant Update
  •  Resources for Businesses and Community
  •  Other Updates


Dear Family and Supporters of DMA,
We understand times are hard right now, but it is important to complete the CENSUS!
DMA is one of the Census Assistance Centers. We can help communities in 8 different languages- Arabic, Burmese, Chamorro, English, Karen, Nepali, Spanish, and Tongan.  We are also collaborating with The Rosewood Initiative in making sure everyone is counted, therefore, if we are not able in a specific language, please reach out to them! Remember every person counts, even babies and grandparents! The more people are counted the more funding we will receive for our ROADS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, and MORE REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS!!

Complete your CENSUS and support a local business.
1.) Take a screenshot of your census submission
2.) Post it on social media and tag Instagram @dmatheway Facebook: Division Midway Alliance or email us the picture at

If you have any questions or need assistance in filling out the Census, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!!!


DMA Business Highlights

The following businesses are open within Division Street. On behalf of Division Midway Alliance and its staff, we would like to thank them for continuing to provide services to residents during this crisis. Please support these small businesses. Here is the list of businesses that are open with details of hours of operation.

Here are highlights of two businesses in our district:


Somus Boba & Cafe


11906 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266

Mondays CLOSED

Tues-Sun OPEN 11:30AM-7PM


Taco Time


12122 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266


Storefront Grant

A-1 Hawk

We are excited to share that A-1 Hawk has successfully completed its storefront grant improvements project. With the help of Division Midway Alliance Storefront Improvement Grants, the business revitalized their storefront signs and renovated the back of their building. We are glad that we've helped out small businesses during these impactful times and excited for the owner and the new signs.
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DMA Resource List
During this time of crisis that is impacting our community, DMA has compiled a resource list for community members and businesses within Oregon. Part of our duty is to ensure that all members have access to websites, applications, and assistance through our resource list. We hope that you may avail yourself and spread the word around your community. The resource list may be accessed here.

Additional Resources

Other additional resources:
Livelihood Northwest
1:1 Virtual Business Advising
Free virtual 1:1 professional business advising through Livelihood NW for any business impacted by COVID-19. Book now:
"Chat with a Business Advisor" Chatbox
Do you have a business strategy or a COVID resource question? Contact a Livelihood NW Business Advisor directly through a live chat on our website
5-Week Business Development Workshop Series
Is it time to pivot your existing business strategy? Are you considering starting a new business? Join Livelihood NW's virtual class to learn how to strategize and adapt to a changing marketplace.
Series Begins: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $25 client / $175 non-client (subsidies available)
Location: ZOOM virtual meeting (a link will be sent to registered participants)
To learn more and register contact
Unemployment for Self-Employed 

With pandemic issues still plaguing the community,  we wanted to make sure you knew about Oregon's updated unemployment option for self-employed workers and businesses.  
This is an important benefit for workers who are self-employed, contract workers, sole proprietors, and those who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits.  If you have already applied and been denied because you are self-employed, it is advised to apply again.  It is available in multiple languages. Please check it out and also share with others that may benefit:

Division Transit Project Update

Raimore Construction has continued construction on Division Street.  At present, they are working at the 142nd East & West Bound platforms, some limited utility work will occur at 130th and possibly 119th soon. Construction plans change on a frequent basis, so if you have any questions, feel free to connect with Paulina Salgado Carbajal at  
As for 142nd & Division Street: From 7 am to 4 pm.
Auto impacts: Lane shifts and closures across Division Street. Eastbound and westbound travel along Division Street is maintained.
Pedestrian and cyclist impacts: Temporary pathways installed for cyclists and pedestrians to detour around curbside work zones. 
For trips to Gresham Transit Center, no service to the eastbound stop at SE Division & 125th (Stop ID 1383) due to the PBOT HSIP BikePed project. Use a temporary stop located 190 feet east on a wood utility pole. Please slow down and expect delays near the construction zones. For construction emergencies, please call 503-962-2222. For information about Division Transit Project construction or to provide comments on the project, please call 503-962-2150 or email: You can also receive alerts about it all at
Thank you for your patience during construction!
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