MEDFORD, Ore. — The Housing Authority of Jackson County is working to place people in the Parkview Apartments in Grants Pass. Housing officials said 40 percent of people have been declined because they do not meet the background or income standards.
That is not the only project HAJC is developing. In Jackson County, the housing authority is working on The Concord in downtown Medford and the Patriot Station in White City.
The Concord would provide 50 units and the Patriot Station would have 64 apartments, 18 would go to homeless veterans.
HAJC developers say that no Jackson County money was used to build the Parkview Apartments that cost $9.8 million.
The group used state, federal funds and money from the Josephine Housing Community and Development Council to complete the project.
HAJC officials say it is its own entity and not a branch of Jackson County. The organization has an agreement with Josephine County to help develop because it has the building resources to do so.
Jason Elzy, Director of Development, says the demand is higher than the supply. HAJC builds a new apartment complex every year but it’s been difficult to keep up.
The Concord is set to be completed by winter of 2016 and HAJC will start accepting applications in the fall.