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Rogue Retreat starts construction on Foundry Village

Today Rogue Retreat started construction on a tiny home village that will serve the homeless community in Grants Pass.

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 7:23 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Today Rogue Retreat started construction on a tiny home village that will serve the homeless community in Grants Pass.

Volunteers spent the day putting up the frame walls for Foundry Village.

The site will consist of 17 units and it will provide kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities for 34 people.

Case managers will also be on location to help people find jobs and housing.

Project manager Doug Walker says the facility won’t just be for homeless people.

"Anybody that's on that edge of either becoming homeless or close to homelessness, maybe living in a garage,” Walker said. "Our housing crisis is so bad right now that that people that have decent jobs are living in garages.”

Foundry Village will be modeled after Hope Village in Medford.

Rogue Retreat is targeting this August to finish construction.

Executive director Chad McComas visited the site Tuesday afternoon.

“This community has been so good to us and so anxious for something to happen,” McComas said. “This is a miracle behind me, it really is.”

Walker says their overall budget is $580,000, and they’re about $150,000 short.

“We definitely need to raise more money and we're going to need more volunteers,” Walker said.

If you’re interested in volunteering or donating, you can find more information here.

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