R3V Facilitator Update – Week 20 – 2022 – LTRG Update

I hope you’ve been well, it’s been a while since our last update.   We’re making steady progress building our community momentum toward recovery.   Caryn and I meet a few times per week to work on ramping up the LTRG including: Onboarding new team members working in Assistant and Outreach and Communications roles. Securing budget approval […]

Collective Impact Meeting Mar 23, 2022- Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery and Mitigation

This meeting was an information packed discussion of Community Development Block Grant programs that will disburse over $420 million dollars in Oregon over the next few years.  Panelists Alex Campbell, OHCS Larry Florin, Burbank Housing Jennifer Gray Thompson, After the Fire Margaret Van Vliet, Trillium Advisors, Sonoma and Oregon Caryn Wheeler-Clay, JCC LTRG Questions Addressed […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 10 – 2022 – Building, Building

I hope you’ve been well, it’s been a while since our last update.   We’re making steady progress building our community momentum toward recovery.   Caryn and I meet many times per week to work on ramping up the LTRG including: Board strategic planning Recruiting new team members. The job openings are all available via the website. […]

Community Visioning Opportunities February 2022 Collective Impact Meeting

Goal of the meeting How do we prepare ourselves as a community to meet these opportunities to re-envision parts of our valley? The agenda is here Why it’s important These projects represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re envision what our fire-affected communities will be like to live in. The fires were a terrible reset for […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 6 2022 – Aligning Efforts

We’ve been a bit quiet, but we’ve been busy so far this year! In December, the R3V steering committee decided to explore supporting the LTRG executive director, Caryn Wheeler-Clay, as she builds what will be a key organization in our recovery from the Alameda and Obenchain fires as well as our resiliency from any potential […]

R3V Collective Impact Meeting Notes – Land Availability for Housing – January 19, 2022

This week we had a panel discussion how we as a community might help support more attainable and affordable housing development by identifying land that might be made available for socially-purposeful building. Our panelists included Greg Holmes, 1000 Friends Margaret Van Vliet, Trillium Advisors Jason Elzy, JCHA Anne Marie Alfrey, RVCOG Daryn Murphy, Developer Josh […]

Essentials of Land Leasing for Owners

Why lease out your land?  The challenge is that we are very short on housing for working families.  One reason is that when land becomes available private developers often focus on the “highest and best use” which around here often means building $400,000 condos for retirees. The problem is that our essential workers, in healthcare, […]

Accessory Dwelling Unit

What is an ADU? ADU is short for Accessory Dwelling Unit.  It can be accessory to detached single-family homes, townhouses, manufactured homes and duplex dwellings on their own lot. Jump to your town’s ADU rules: Medford – Phoenix – Talent – Ashland – Central Point – Jackson County If you are a professional homebuilder, see […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 50

The Miracle Of You, Working We’ve talked a lot about reimagining and building back better. For me, the blessing of this last year has been that you are reimagining and rebuilding what it means to be in community, here in the Rogue Valley, starting in your own heart. You faced flames, ruins, and sadness and […]

Affordable Housing Toolkit

ECONorthwest put together a very useful list of options for easing the development of affordable housing that might be extended to the development of attainable housing as well. View the document here.