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Medford city council votes to expand Hope Village

Hope Village

Medford City Council has approved a major expansion for the tiny homes at Hope Village Thursday night.

In a unanimous vote (7-0) the city approved a new two year operational contract with Rogue Retreat, who operates the urban campground for homeless veterans on McAndrews.

The measure doubles the numbers of homes for the site 14 tiny homes to 30 with max occupancy 40 residents.

Council member ward 4 council woman Kim Wallan expressed concern that the change exceeds capacity for urban campground allowed under state law.

Kelly Madding, Deputy City Manager studied the issue with city staff and does not believe it exceeds state law requirements.

Officials from Rogue Retreat tell News 10 they’re planning a new fundraising effort for the expansion.

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