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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Contractor Services for Direct Installation of a Ductless Heat Pump System

I. INTRODUCTION ACCESS, located at 3630 Aviation Way in Medford, is soliciting bids/proposals from Contractors to execute the installation of a ductless heat pump system in one of its properties located on Summit Avenue in Medford. Due to COVID-19, we are requesting the submission of a bid without an onsite visit. II. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The…Read more…

ACCESS Awarded over $3.3 Million for COVID-19 Rental Relief Assistance and $770,867 for Energy Assistance.

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…Read more…

ACCESS is seeking an experienced Executive Director

Executive Director Position Summary ACCESS is seeking an experienced Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for effectively leading ACCESS as well as overseeing all financial and operational aspects of the agency. Reporting directly to the Executive Director are 7 key positions including the Nutrition Director, Housing Director,…Read more…

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT

Close of RFP March 29, 2020   ACCESS is a local non-profit organization established in 1976 as a non-profit corporation to develop and administer programs and services designed to assist low-income residents and senior citizens in Jackson County Oregon. The Executive Director is responsible for continuing the vision and leadership of an organization with approximately…Read more…

ACCESS to host Homeownership Education Class

Education is a focus of the Homeownership Center at ACCESS. The ability to empower those who need it the most has enabled the program to help hundreds in buying their first home. ACCESS hosts Homeownership Education Classes to find out what it takes to qualify for an affordable loan program and closing cost. Attendees can…Read more…

About ACCESS

Community Class for Potential First Time Homebuyers: Realizing the American Dream

Medford, August 5th 2019: A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with the home buying process. The class is being held at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.Interest…Read more…

ACCESS Appoints New Executive Director Pamela Norr

Jackson County OR – ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, appoints Pamela Norr as the new Executive Director. Pamela joins ACCESS with over 27 years of nonprofit agency and hospital leadership experience, has served at Central Oregon Council On Aging, Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network, and Fanconi Anemia Research Fund as well as…Read more…

Events

Community Class for Potential First Time Homebuyers: Realizing the American Dream

Medford, August 5th 2019: A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with the home buying process. The class is being held at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.Interest…Read more…

Thank You For A Successful 2019 ACCESS Golf Tournament!

       

Mayors Unite to Fight Hunger!

Jackson County, OR — The 8th annual ACCESS Mayors United fundraising event to fight hunger will be held Saturday, October 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bigham Knoll, 525 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville, OR. The public is invited to join ACCESS and its sponsors, together with all 11 Jackson County Mayors, for an early…Read more…

Food Assistance

Emergency Food & Shelter Assistance Available

Medford, OR Jackson County has been awarded federal funds made available by through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) Jackson County has been chosen to receive $118,056 to supplement emergency food and shelter assistance programs in the county. The EFSP Local Board…Read more…

Food Drives

​It’s Raining Peanut Butter at Kelly’s Automotive Service

(Jackson & Josephine Counties, OR) – For the 5th year, Kelly’s Automotive Service is trading peanut butter for windshield wipers! Just bring in 36 ounces or more of peanut butter, almond butter, soy butter or sun butter and they will install a pair of windshield wipers, up to $35.00 in value, on your car. All…Read more…

Hit the Mt. Ashland slopes for FREE on April 2nd when you donate food for the hungry!

(Medford, OR) – It’s a free day of Mt. Ashland skiing or snowboarding on Sunday, April 2nd for anyone who brings five cans of food to feed the hungry on Mt. Ashland’s “Ski & Snowboard against Hunger” day. Just bring five or more cans of non-perishable food and receive a free full-day lift ticket; all…Read more…

Help ACCESS

Help ACCESS Fill the Grocery Bag

(Medford, OR) – The ACCESS Food for Hope Drive is in full gear and just in time for the holidays. This robust effort by ACCESS, Sherms Thunderbird, Sherms Food 4 Less and the Southern Oregon Media Group is in full swing. This annual drive continues serving hungry friends and neighbors, and to help stock the…Read more…

ACCESS Puts Citizenship and Service in Action

(Jackson County, OR) – Each year the Housing and Urban Development Administration (HUD) grants Jackson County funds for local programs that help homeless individuals and families. In return, HUD requires regions that receive these funds to conduct an annual, one night, Homeless Count (Point-In Time Survey) to use for planning and evaluation purposes. The Jackson…Read more…

$50,000 Wells Fargo gift to ACCESS will help veterans, families purchase homes

MEDFORD, Ore. – More low- and moderate-income veterans and families will be able to purchase a home in Medford, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to ACCESS. The nonprofit group will use the grant to provide funds to veterans and families through its Welcome Home Down Payment Assistance Program. The program…Read more…

Housing

ACCESS Helps OHSI Preserve the American Dream

(Jackson & Josephine Counties, OR) – ACCESS announces foreclosure prevention programs available to distressed homeowners throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.  The Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI), Home Rescue Program, will provide assistance to Oregon homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage. Designed to help homeowners pay their 1st mortgage, qualified applicants can receive up to 12…Read more…

More than $250,000 in Grant Funding Available for Housing Youth and People Experiencing Homelessness

The Jackson County Homeless Task Force and ACCESS jointly announce the kick-off of the annual Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) local funding process. The pre-application is due to ACCESS, the Collaborative Applicant, no later than Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Approximately $252,869 is available for distribution for the FY 2017-18 from the Jackson County CoC, which may…Read more…

Outreach & Referral

ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project Hopes for Volunteers This Holiday Season

(Medford, OR) – The annual ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project will be accepting wrapped gift boxes filled with a variety of fun and usable items until Friday, December 9, 2016. The purpose of this project is to bring some cheer and care to seniors, people with disabilities or shut-ins during the holiday season throughout Jackson County. …Read more…

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