Almeda Fire

Paving the way to Talent’s Long-Term Recovery   

June 4, 2022

Learn more about the CITY OF TALENT URBAN RENEWAL WORK PLAN From Why is Talent considering an Urban Renewal plan? Talent lost 1/3 of our housing in the Almeda fire, including much of our more affordable housing. We lost 60% of our businesses.  Firefighters were needed to respond to the Fire immediately, but Talent…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Talent Gateway Project – Celebrating temporary housing for fire victim families waiting for over a year to come home

November 3, 2021

It may look like just another trailer park to you, but to many families that lost their homes over a year ago in the fires that ripped through southern Oregon these new trailers represent hope and a way out of the motels.  I was at the Talent Gateway Project ribbon cutting ceremony this weekend and…

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The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent Receives a Generous $250,000 Grant From People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation for Transitional Housing on the Gateway Site

February 4, 2021

By Press Release Chair Darby Ayers-Flood Chair of the Board of Directors Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent The Board of Directors of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent were recently notified by People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation of a $250,000 grant award to provide housing for fire victims…

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Employees from every department in Jackson County were part of the Fire Response and Running of the Evacuation Center at the Expo.

December 8, 2020

I wrote an article last month about the expo staff and what they did after the fire to stand up an evacuation center. Because I am on the fair board, it blew me away how a small team could react to crisis during a pandemic shut down and I wanted to share that story. But…

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