Get Help With Housing


ACCESS is dedicated to the creation of affordable housing as well rental assistance and home ownership assistance programs, resources and services that offer low to moderate income people the opportunity to live in decent, safe, housing.

Rental Assistance

ACCESS administers several programs designed to help low-income families maintain or transition into permanent housing. Eligible families receive help with rent, security deposits, move-in costs and other expenses. For more information, please call 541-779-6691

Deposit Assistance

For those who need help making payments for refundable deposits and first month’s rent in order to obtain affordable housing. For more information, please call Deposit & Eviction hotline at 541-779-6691

Homeownership & Related Services

ACCESS is a certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency (since 1991) and an Oregon Regional Housing Center (since 2002) serving Jackson and Josephine Counties. ACCESS’ Homeownership Center offers education, counseling, guidance and assistance to people who need help purchasing a home or maintaining homeownership.

Homeownership Center Information

Programs Include:

Individual Development Accounts (Dream$avers)

Matched savings accounts help eligible consumers build financial resources. Funds can be used for higher education, small business start-up or expansion, or purchasing a home. These no-fee savings account (IDA’s) help lower income families save money and improve lives. Check the PDF information and applications for details.

Dream$avers Information

Homebuyers Assistance Programs:

Help for first-time buyers with education, counseling, down payment programs and special mortgage products as available.

ACCESS offers two options for Homebuyer education to provide information on the process of buying a home and becoming “mortgage ready.” Realize the American Dream (RAD) classes, which are live in-person classes, and eHome America classes, which are online classes. For a class schedule or more information please call (541) 779-6691

RVAR / OAR HOME Foundation First Time Buyer Assistance Program

HOAP Downpayment Assistance

Realize the American Dream (RAD) Class

eHome Class

Financial Education:

ACCESS offers an online money management course through eHome America to help you reach your financial goals.

eHome Money Flyer

Mortgage Payment Assistance:

ACCESS administers the Oregon Homeowner Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) program for Jackson and Josephine Counties. This program assists households who are struggling to pay their mortgage, behind on property taxes or facing default. To sign up for this program, go to OHSI or call (503) 986-2025.

OHSI Flyer

For more information on any of the Homeownership Programs, call (541) 779-6691.

Affordable Housing

For more than 15 years, ACCESS has been dedicated to providing Jackson County residents with safe, decent, affordable places to live.

As a Community Development Corporation (CDC), ACCESS has been designing, funding and managing affordable housing since 1992. In addition to creating agency-owned housing, we have partnered with other non-profits and for-profits in the creation of affordable housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities.

Over the years we have successfully developed more than 200 units of affordable housing and are currently managing many of these units. Each complex is unique unto itself, but all are esthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly, durable, low maintenance and energy efficient.

Applications and photos are available on-line and available for review.

In addition to our own portfolio of affordable housing, ACCESS maintains a complete listing of all affordable housing available in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

This list is available here for your use and convenience.

Privacy Policy

  • Our agency enters personal and demographic information about you into a computerized record-keeping system.
  • The information is used to plan delivery of services & to provide statistical information for setting goals.
  • Information you provide will be used to functions related to payment or reimbursement for services, monitor program effectiveness, and to prepare reports and statistical information without personal identifying information.
  • If you have safety concerns, you may not want personal information entered into the system, you should discuss this with a staff member.
  • Personally identifying information may be seen by staff members who provide you with services, select community service providers when appropriate, and a small number of people (i.e.: system administrators or program funders) who maintain the computerized record-keeping system, except as required by law.
  • You will not be denied services, if you refuse to consent to share data.
  • You have the right to see your record and to ask that it be corrected.
  • You have the right to file a grievance if you feel you have been harmed in some way by the use of the computerized data system.

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF YOUR INFORMATION RIGHTS. For a complete statement of your information rights, please ask a staff person for a copy of our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our computerized record-keeping system and how it might affect you, feel free to talk about your concerns with a staff member.