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2021 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
Project Turnkey will provide unhoused residents of Jackson County with non-congregate emergency shelter and transitional housing through acquisition and conversion of the existing Redwood Inn. Fire victims, seniors, persons with disabilities, and those vulnerable to COVID-19 or in need of medical respite care will be prioritized.
The nonprofit Rogue Retreat and the City of Medford were selected to receive a $2.55 million "Project Turnkey" grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to purchase and transform the 47-room Redwood Inn into non-congregate emergency shelter and transitional housing for unhoused residents of Jackson County. The AARP Community Challenge grant helped to make the property ADA-compliant. When the building reopened in 2021, most of the units were occupied by Oregonians displaced by the region's wildfires. Four apartments were reserved for individuals needing skilled nursing care or who were recovering from COVID-19.
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