MEDFORD, Ore. -- Finding affordable housing is continuing to be a constant trend for those living in southern Oregon.
"Much of that has been driven by the population growth that we’ve seen as people continue moving here from other states. Another factor is the fact that housing construction slowed during the last recession and demand is now outpacing the supply of available homes," said Senator Alan DeBoer in a press release.
On Tuesday the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors will present grants totaling $74,600 to Community Works, ACCESS and Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity told NewsWatch 12 that they are expecting to receive $15,000.00 as a result of that grant and they plan to use that money to build a new home for a low income family.
Even with the help from outreach programs there is still a significant supply and demand issue that is causing rent to increase throughout the valley.