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Habitat Ramp Project

Habitat is Ramping Up

Submitted by Robin Hartmann, Executive Director – Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity

Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce receiving grant funding from the C. Giles Hunt Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust to help build access ramps and assist with critical home repair for those in need.  Habitat regularly receives calls from homeowners looking for assistance with constructing a ramp due to a family member facing surgery or an illness.  Sometimes the homeowner is trying to improve the quality of life for a resident of the home who is rising to the challenge of a disability or seeking a ramp to help parents to live a more independent life in their own home as they prepare to “age in place.”

To qualify for Habitat ramp project, an applicant will need to be a homeowner, fall within an established income bracket and be willing to pay back a loan over time for construction materials.  Applicants will be given an opportunity to put in some “sweat equity” if they are able, or to engage their family members or friends to join the construction team to help build the ramp or serve lunch or other participate in other tasks to help people in need.  For more information, please contact Robin Hartmann at 541-672-6182 or robinh [at] umpquavalleyhabitat [dot] org.