North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity (NWV Habitat) is “ramping up” its Ramps and Rails Program.
“No one should have to move out of their home to have access to the place they live or the community they live in, Ramps and Rails allows us the opportunity to ensure that people have the safe access they need so they can continue to live full lives,” said Executive Director Dan Haun.
The program facilitates home safety repairs and modifications that empowers veterans, seniors and people experiencing disabilities on a low or fixed-income to stay in their homes.
“This is truly a life-changing service,” said Bethany Wilt, NWV Habitat’s development coordinator. “We are so grateful for the support of our community partners that enable us to do this essential work.”
Current funding for this program has been provided through Willamette Health Council. Partners like Withers Lumber and Republic Services work with NWV Habitat to ensure costs stay low, facilitating the ability to serve more through this funding.
“It is truly a collaborative effort that makes this possible,” Wilt added.
For more than 36 years, NWV Habitat has served the communities of Silverton, Mount Angel, Woodburn, Hubbard, Molalla, Scotts Mills, Gervais, Aurora, Canby and Oregon City.
The affiliate has built nearly 50 homes in the area to serve families in need, in addition to their work to assist low-income individuals by providing accessibility modifications to their existing homes.