Housing Recovery Workgroup

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JCC LTRG Housing Recovery Workgroup Description

The JCC LTRG Housing Recovery Workgroup brings together a coalition of Pro-Housing Partners, consisting of community members, social service agencies, and leaders from various jurisdictions. This diverse group is committed to addressing the housing recovery challenges and have set forth the following key priorities and projects as their collective focus. 

Upcoming Events

The JCC LTRG Housing Recovery Workgroup Meeting 

Hosted virtually on Zoom Monthly on the 2nd Thursday, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

We invite those interested in participating to contact our Housing Recovery Director, Matthew Havniear, by emailing  

Workgroup Key Priorities

Housing Recovery and Development Support

The workgroup collaborates with various organizations and stakeholders to oversee and manage housing recovery efforts following disasters such as wildfires. They work towards rebuilding and rehabilitating homes to provide safe and affordable housing options for affected individuals and families.

Building Partnerships

The workgroup actively establishes connections with community organizations, faith-based groups, government agencies, and other stakeholders to facilitate housing development projects. They research funding options, resources, and support to advance various housing initiatives.

Advocacy and Planning

  • The workgroup advocates for affordable and accessible housing solutions within the community. They plan and strategize to address housing challenges and explore innovative approaches, such as modular housing factories and other sustainable construction designs, to achieve long-term community resiliency.

Community Engagement

Engaging with community members, survivors, and stakeholders is a crucial aspect of the workgroup’s efforts. They seek input from the community to inform decision-making and ensure that housing solutions align with the needs and preferences of the residents.

Innovative Strategies

Land Availability

  • Land availability projects focus on sustainable urban development by utilizing existing vacant or underutilized land for infill development, reducing urban sprawl and optimizing infrastructure. These initiatives promote walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, preserve open spaces, and stimulate economic revitalization while addressing housing demands responsibly. More information about Land Availability found here. 

Distributed Housing Options / ADU

Shared Equity Models

  • Shared equity models, such as cooperative housing and community land trusts, offer unique and powerful benefits to residents seeking to build equity and generational wealth. These models are designed to promote affordability, community involvement, and long-term stability for residents. More information about Shared Equity Models found here.
 

Faith Based Land Opportunities

  • Projects that aim to support Faith-Based Land Opportunities – cooperative housing and community land trusts can have numerous benefits for residents, home-owners, and communities. These initiatives are designed to empower residents, particularly those with limited financial resources, in their efforts to build equity and generational wealth. More information about Faith Based Land Opportunities found here. 

Modular Housing Advantage

Modular housing design offers cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions, making it a popular choice for various applications. It involves standardized modules manufactured off-site, reducing waste, labor costs, and construction time. The on-site assembly process is faster, allowing for quicker project completion, especially for urgent housing needs or disaster relief. More information about the advantages of Modular Housing Design found here.

Southern Oregon Housing Market Studies

Implementing a Regional Housing Needs Analysis Methodology in Oregon: Approach, Results, and Initial Recommendations

  • Jackson County data is on page 405.
  • House Bill 2003, adopted in 2019 during our affordable housing crisis. 
  • House Bill 2003 envisions Oregon’s housing planning system to be reformed focusing on a more comprehensive approach
    • Support and enable the construction of sufficient units to accommodate current populations and projected household growth
    • Reduce geographic disparities in access housing, especially affordable and publicly supported housing.

 

Download the report here. 

HUD Housing Impact Assessment Oregon Wildfires and Straight-Line Winds (DR-4562-OR)

  • An overview of the impacted areas, the pre and post-disaster housing environment. 
  • Shares some insights gathered from stakeholders that are crucial to a successful recovery. 
  • Provides several key recovery considerations that could be useful for long-term planning. 
  • Identifies some of the housing resources that may aid in planning and strategic thinking.

 

Download the report here. 

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