Gateway Project unveiled in Talent to house Almeda fire victims

TALENT, Ore — Rogue Retreat along with Phoenix-Talent School District, are giving a first look at its newest RV homes for Almeda fire victims.

The homes are located on the corner of Highway 99 and West Valley View road. In the location are dozens of individual units that can house up to 53 families.

I think they’re going to be thrilled to have their own little place that they have some control over,” Chad McComas, executive director of Rogue Retreat, told NBC5 Wednesday. “They can walk out the door and be in the community and not just be in a hotel. I think it’s going to be so much better.” 

Inside of the RVs are two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and a sizable living room area. McComas said families would have to pay some living fees depending on income.

Rogue Retreat anticipates families to move in over the next few months as work on the property and the application process continues.

More information can be found here: Gateway Project update

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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