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Ashland Community Resource Center

The Ashland Community Resource Center (ACRC) is a centralized office located in Ashland, Ore. that is available for homeless, at-risk individuals and families to receive assistance and the tools to support housing stability. The ACRC offers services in a clean, safe environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Location: 1908 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information, email or call (541) 631-2235.

We invite our community partners to provide services at the ACRC. We have learned that people have better success if they can have their multiple needs addressed in one location.

About Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland (OHRA):

Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland (OHRA) is an Oregon non-profit corporation created in June 2012. It has applied to the IRS for 501(c) (3) status and until that is received, it receives tax-deductible donations through Peace House. The founders of OHRA came from a group called Ashland Citizens Coalition for the Homeless.

After more than a year of meeting and working together on issues of homelessness and poverty, Coalition members determined that a local non-profit organization that could take action on these issues was necessary. Board members were selected based on their residency in Ashland, their relevant experience, and the different perspectives and strengths they could bring to the organization.

OHRA was founded on the principle of compassion for those struggling with homelessness and poverty. OHRA’s mission is to assist homeless and extremely low-income residents of Ashland and Talent. Its goals are to help people transition out of homelessness and poverty, ameliorate the suffering caused by homelessness and poverty, prevent homelessness, foster acceptance of homeless and low-income people in the community, and promote a sense of responsibility both for self-care and for the well-being of others.

In collaboration with the City of Ashland, its Ad Hoc Homelessness Steering Committee, and faith groups, OHRA board members were instrumental in expanding, coordinating, and supporting the winter shelter program in Ashland. They have also contributed greatly to the annual HUD Point-in-Time count of the homeless, Uncle Foods Diner, Plaza Watch, Listening Post, Jackson County Homelessness Task Force, Project Community Connect, and other efforts to help low-income residents of Ashland.

ACCESS was established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in 1976 and is the Community Action Agency for Jackson County. In 1992, ACCESS formed the ACCESS Community Development Corporation to provide decent, safe, affordable housing to low-income individuals and families throughout the Southern Oregon region. ACCESS is the lead agency for the Jackson County Continuum of Care, providing coordinated services to homeless and low-income residents. Part of this role is to prepare an annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which funds local Continuum agencies.

ACCESS administers a variety of State programs including the Emergency Solutions Grant program, Home Tenant-Based Assistance program, State Housing Assistance Program, Emergency Housing Assistance Program and the Support Services for Veteran Families program. Each program is administered with the federal Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

For more information, email or call (541) 631-2235.