Working with Communities

WORKFORCE HOUSING INITIATIVE

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

RESPONSES​

Deadline was October 13, 2017


The Governor’s office hopes you will join in our efforts to help create paths forward to address an issue facing many Oregon communities, namely a lack of workforce housing. In her travels across the state, Governor Kate Brown heard time and again, from companies and communities alike, that the lack of workforce housing presents a clear threat to continued growth and prosperity. With her leadership, state agencies are looking at their current programs and tools to find opportunities to partner with communities, the business sector, and private housing developers to address the workforce housing shortage in Oregon.

The goal of this RFI is to further refine those tools and think about what other resources would be helpful in addressing this shortage. We hope to hear about examples of development projects and other efforts to address the housing shortage. We plan to use the information gathered during this process to develop and refine a Request for Applications that will select a handful of pilot communities across the state to test these tools and create models for moving communities forward on workforce housing.

This problem has developed over decades and will not be solved overnight, but the Governor is committed to finding new ways forward. This RFI represents the next step in finding that path, and we thank you in advance for your participation.

Please review the RFI. If you are interested in submitting information, you may send your response to the RFI to lisa.howard@oregon.gov. Alternatively, you may register and submit the information via the Oregon Procurement Information Network using the instructions below.

To log into ORPIN as a supplier:

-        Go to the ORPIN website at http://orpin.oregon.gov.

-        Log in with your username and password. If you do not have an account, click on Supplier Registration and follow the steps to set up a user account and company registration.

-        Go to Browse Opportunities. Select Advanced Search.

-        Enter DASPS-2839-17 into the Opportunity Field and click the Search button.

-        Open the document summary by clicking on the search result.

 

To log into ORPIN as an internal (state agency) user:

-        Go to the ORPIN website​ at http://orpin.oregon.gov.

-        Log in with your username and password. If you do not have an account, send a request to the Help Desk at info.orpin@oregon.gov.

-        Go to Browse Opportunities. Select Advanced Search.

-        Enter DASPS-2839-17 into the Opportunity Field and click the Search button.

-        Open the document summary by clicking on the search result.​