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Rogue Retreat prepares to unveil first-ever Grants Pass tiny home transitional housing

An idea years in the making, Foundry Village is modeled on the Hope Village in Medford — providing transitional housing and support services to people who are homeless.

Posted: Oct 25, 2021 10:59 AM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 5:52 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rogue Retreat and the AllCare Community Foundation are preparing to unveil a tiny home village on SW Foundry Street in Grants Pass this week. An idea years in the making, Foundry Village is modeled on the Hope Village in Medford — providing transitional housing and support services to people who are homeless.

Construction on Foundry Village began in March of this year. On Wednesday, AllCare and Rogue Retreat plan to hold a press conference to formally introduce the finished development.

"In an effort to provide solutions for people who are homeless, AllCare Community Foundation built a tiny home community based on the successful model of Hope Village created by Rogue Retreat in Medford," the organizations said in a statement.

At Foundry Village, staff from Rogue Retreat will work to help stabilize the homeless and unsheltered by first providing housing and supportive services "so that each person has the opportunity to reach their highest potential." The gated village is not intended to provide permanent housing, but help build skills and confidence in residents so that they can go on to find permanent housing.

Rogue Retreat executive director Chad McComas and AllCare Community Foundation board member Doug Walker plan to go over the history of the project on Wednesday and explain how management of the property will work.

Earlier this month, Rogue Retreat and AllCare confirmed that they were working on a separate initiative to establish an urban campground modeled on the Biddle Road property in Medford.

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