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About the State Housing Council
Mission Statement
"To provide leadership in, and review and set policy for, the development and financing of affordable housing throughout the state of Oregon."
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

Established in 1971 by the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon State Housing Council was charged with meeting the tremendous need for the provision of affordable housing for lower income Oregonians. The Council consists of seven members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate under ORS 171.562 and 171.565.
 
Power and Duties
Pursuant to ORS 456.555 (5)(a)(b)(c), the Oregon State Housing Council shall, with the advice of the Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services, set policy and approve or disapprove rules and standards for programs, and approve or disapprove loans and grants, and carry out the provisions of ORS 456.561; and ORS 456.571.