SEVERE WX : Red Flag Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Raise the Roof: Thousands On Waiting List For Affordable Housing

The Jackson County Housing Authority says thousands of Oregonians are on the waiting list for vouchers and places in affordable developments. And they could be waiting as long as four years.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:23 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 12:13 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Oregonians are still facing a crucial need for affordable housing. The Jackson County Housing Authority says it has turn away thousands of families asking for housing assistance as the need outweighs what the organization can provide. 

"The demand for affordable housing has never been this high in our area that I've seen [and] I've worked here 18 years," said Housing Director Cara Carter with Housing Authority of Jackson County. "We have close to seven thousand families waiting for a housing choice voucher. And the other wait list for our affordable development... is about 14 hundred families."

To help lessen the burden of rent or mortgage payments, NewsWatch 12, Rockwell Real Estate and Jackson County Salvation Army are offering up to three months paid rent to one family a quarter. 

You can nominate yourself or a family in need by clicking on kdrv's community tab and selecting Raise the Roof. You can also click here. The submission deadline is February 16th. The Salvation Army will review nominations and make a decision by the end of February 2018.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 86°
Brookings
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 65°
Crater Lake
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 84°
Grants Pass
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 84°
Critical Fire Weather Conditions
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Food stamp changes

Image

Daily J! - Naval Vessels

Image

Tuesday, July 23rd Evening Weather

Image

Helicopters over Lost Creek Lake

Image

Tuesday, July 23 afternoon weather

Image

In the Kitchen: Pastrami Sandwich

Image

Kids learn the value of STEM at Boys & Girls Club

Image

Veterans employment fair

Image

Tuesday, July 23 morning weather

Image

KidSpree shopping spree for low income students