Do you want to help us solve the housing problem in Jackson County?

No one should have to choose between decent shelter and food, or staying warm through the winter months, having adequate roofing, or taking a sick child to the doctor. Everyday families in our community are forced to make these choices.

Because low-income working families spend the largest portion of their income on housing, providing affordable homes is the single greatest service that makes a dramatic and lasting impact.  Experts say when recipients of emergency food are asked what their primary issue is, most often the answer is the lack of affordable housing. This is especially true for places where rental housing is expensive or in poor condition, like rentals in Jackson County.

The social effects can be just as dangerous as the health threats to families living in unsafe and unstable housing units.  The adults of low income families often shoulder the weight of multiple jobs, thus isolating family members from one another. Low income wage earners living in poverty housing often move frequently, always trying to find better and less expensive housing arrangements.

When families move from place to place, daily life is continually unsettled, and emotional support is stressed. Children who continually change schools are less likely to develop solid emotional relationships, they under-perform in their studies and less likely to complete their education.  Children of poverty housing situations are less likely to participate in extracurricular activities, don’t have social bonding with friends and are targets for gang recruitment.  As a result, they often miss out on continued education or future job opportunities and the cycle of poverty continues.

Habitat Partner Families work and pay for their homes. They invest a minimum of 500 hours of sweat equity including homeowner education as they help to construct their home and learn to become responsible homeowners. Habitat families pay back the cost of construction with a 30 year, no interest mortgage. Habitat homeowners become responsible community members paying property taxes, and home maintenance costs.  The Habitat program is truly a hand up opportunity.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED TODAY?   

  • Help us sell tickets to the MEDFORD ROGUE’S GAME on Thursday, July 24 at 6:35pm.  Half of the proceeds from sales of these tickets will go directly to Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity.  Stop by our administrative office on South Pacific Highway (next to the ReStore) and Tiffany will set you up with some tickets to sell to your friends and coworkers.  The cost is only $8/ticket!  What a deal for a fun night out at a local game!  This is a great project for youth groups, churches, families and friends that want to get more involved with FUNdraising.
  • Sign up to take a tour of the valley, Habitat style!  We are having another “Habi-Tour” on Saturday, August 16th.  We will meet at the Habitat for Humanity administrative office at 11:30am to enjoy some cool, summer time refreshments before taking you on a tour of our past and current projects.  This is a great way to learn about what Habitat for Humanity does for our community and to stay cool in the summer time heat.  Call 541-779-1983 to RSVP for this event.
  • Like our Facebook page to learn about all of the ways you can have fun with us, save on ReStore items, enter to win ReStore money, sign up for events and more!
  • Call 541-779-1983 and talk to Holly about volunteering for Habitat.  Volunteers are currently needed in our ReStore.  Cashiering, handing out flyers and informing guests about the mission of Habitat for Humanity, painting, organizing and keeping the store clean and more!  There are many perks that come along with volunteering.  We will give you a Habitat for Humanity T-Shirt, invite you yo all of our volunteer appreciation parties, give you 25% off at the ReStore after you have worked your first 40 hours and give you our unending appreciation.  Knowing you’re a part of something so special is such a reward, too.  When you see the smiles on the families we help purchase homes, it reminds you of exactly why you’re so needed.

At the Rogue Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, it’s more than just building homes, it’s also about building hope for families and hope for the future of our community.  Habitat and community volunteers work alongside our partner families. All learn valuable skills and build new relationships. When people of all incomes and backgrounds come together for house construction or work at our ReStore, they begin building a stronger community for the future.

Watch this Habitat for Humanity Why We Build video

Current Construction Projects

Apple Farm Estates 6-house subdivision
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  • Women Build 2014

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  • The 50th House has been SOLD

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