Summit Gardens will be developed by CASA of Oregon in partnership with North Development Group and other local organizations working directly with the impacted farmworker community. Summit Gardens will provide much needed housing for agricultural workers displaced by the 2020 Alameda Fire. All thirty-four units will be set aside for households working in agriculture. Summit Gardens will not only add much needed affordable housing to the limited supply of housing in Medford, but also help rebuild the communities lost due to the wildfires. 

Summit Gardens is targeted to farmworkers and their families earning less than 60% AMI, with 41% of the units targeted to families with incomes below 50% AMI. Summit Gardens will allow agricultural workers the opportunity to return to their community in housing that provides their families a healthy and safe place to learn, play and grow in a supportive environment, near their places of employment. The project site was chosen for its proximity to agriculture employment and nearby community amenities such as schools, grocery stores and medical facilities. 

Summit Gardens is a new construction multifamily housing complex, consisting of seven (7) studios, ten (10) one-bedroom units, eleven (11) two-bedroom units and six (6) three-bedroom units, including an onsite resident manager, who will occupy one of the two-bedroom units. Units will range in size from 621 to 1,181 square feet. 

There will be a centralized community room that will provide space for meetings, classes, gatherings and for the provision of a wide array of social services for the residents. The project will have a variety of unit types to serve households of varying size, from single adults to larger families. 

Community Based Organizations and Nonprofit service providers and a network of providers throughout Jackson County will provide residents with service connections, direct services, financial skills, transportation, and workforce training. In line with our track record of developing safe, state and supportive housing in rural communities, CASA is partnering with Coalicion Fortaleza a nonprofit organization based in Talent, Oregon, who will play an integral role with this project, by engaging the community with their needs, providing service referrals and connections, as well as coordinating onsite services provided within the community building with the Resident Manager.

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