Access launching new ‘Center for Community Resilience’

MEDFORD, Ore. —Access is launching a Center for Community Resilience this fall. The facility, aimed at supporting victims of the Almeda Fire, will be at, 6th and Ivy in downtown Medford.

The Community Action Agency of Jackson County says it will serve as a collaborative space to provide housing case management. It will help hundreds of wildfire survivors who are still living in hotels or other situations, move into permanent housing.

Access says some of the many services being offered include homeownership classes, rent payment assistance, and homebuyer counseling services.

“I believe that it will bring hope, I believe it will let people know that there are individuals and organizations out there that are committed to helping people move on,” said Melanie Doshier, Support Services Director for Access.

Access says its goal is to open in the fall once COVID-19 cases drop.

To learn more about the center, visit

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NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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