MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Rotary Club delivered new tiny houses to Hope Village on Wednesday after raising the money for the new structure.
Hope Village provides housing for homeless individuals working to get back on their feet. For more than two years, the community operated by Rogue Retreat has seem numerous success stories.
The Rotary Club asked for donations from its members to raise the $20,000 needed to purchase the structure, a single building that contains two tiny houses.
"The Medford Rogue Rotary Club has identiﬁed helping the homeless in the Rogue Valley as a priority," the club said in a statement. "The Rotary Club previously contributed money and volunteer labor to provide solar lights and charging stations at Hope Village."
Rogue Retreat's mission has been to address to the growing homeless epidemic in southern Oregon both through housing opportunities and relationship-based case management to help the homeless overcome the barriers that keep them from finding housing and becoming self-sufficient.
At the same time that the Rotary Club's structure was delivered, two other buildings ordered by Rogue Retreat arrived — each containing two tiny houses for new residents.