Video: Transforming a Hotel Into Accessible, Temporary Housing
Learn about a project helped by a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant
LOCATION: Medford, Oregon
GRANTEE: Rogue Retreat
When the COVID-19 pandemic and Almeda Fire exasperated an already declining housing market, Rogue Retreat looked for ways to help. Using funds from Project Turnkey — a grant program from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Community Foundation — a vacant hotel was purchased and transformed into an accessible, temporary studio apartments for low-income people without housing. Rogue Retreat used a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant to hire an architect to design ADA-compliant floor plans and to convert a ground floor unit.
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