Medford, June 25, 2020: ACCESS was awarded $2.8 Million in Federal June Joint Emergency Board funding to provide rental assistance to families and individuals affected by COVID-19. An additional $459,585 has been awarded from Oregon Community Housing and Community Services. Funding is allocated to Jackson County residents in need of rental support, who experienced a loss of income, have compromised health conditions, are at risk of losing housing, were diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, and/or were displaced or unstably housed due to public health measures for reducing the spread of COVID-19. The funding is for anyone at or below 80% Area Median Income residing in Jackson County.
The organization is making $805,000 of the award available to other human services agencies/non-profits in the community to provide rent assistance to their clients.
ACCESS also received $770,867 to provide energy assistance. The funding is for anyone at or below 80% Area Median Income residing in Jackson County.
For rental assistance: Please call the COVID-19 rental assistance line at 541-414-0308. You may also visit our website at accesshelps.org/rentalassistance
For energy assistance: Please call 541-779-9020. You may also visit accesshelps.org/energy-assistance
ACCESS provides food, warmth, shelter, and other essential services to Jackson County’s low-income children, families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. Last year, 52,497 people received assistance from ACCESS’s broad continuum of services, including obtaining safe, affordable housing, rental assistance, utility assistance, weatherization, free loaned durable medical equipment, and healthy food.