Oregon Housing & Community Services has purchased 140 modular homes for survivors of the 2020 wildfires, particularly lower-income folks that were displaced by the Almeda Fire. These modular homes are currently being manufactured. They are similar in quality to a traditionally-constructed single family home, but are produced off-site in a factory and then placed on a foundation.
This approach is becoming more common and allows faster construction and some cost savings.These 140 homes will be roughly 1,000 square feet, 2 bedroom, single-story homes. The Housing Authority of Jackson County is in the process of buying a site to place these homes, hopefully in or near Phoenix or Talent. The homes will be sold at a significant discount to qualified individuals and households with incomes that are lower than is typical for the area. Because there is a lot of work that needs to be done to make a site ready for the homes, there is not yet a firm date that they will be available, but it is likely to be mid- or late-2022. To make sure that you hear about this and other opportunities, please make sure you are in contact with a Disaster Case Manager (DCM). If you haven’t already connected with a DCM, call (833) 669-0554.