The housing crisis is one of the largest emergencies we have ever faced in Oregon, and the human suffering it causes to individuals, families, and communities is unacceptable. We must act now to provide immediate relief to unsheltered Oregonians and prevent thousands of families from becoming homeless. One fundamental aspect to fixing this crisis is building more housing.
On her first full day in office, Governor Tina Kotek signed
Executive Order 23-04which set an ambitious housing production goal of 36,000 homes per year and established the Housing Production Advisory Council, a council of experts charged with developing an action plan to meet the new construction targets.
The annual housing production goal of 36,000 additional housing units at all levels of affordability across the state represents an 80 percent increase over current construction trends. This ambitious target aims to address Oregon's current housing shortage and keep pace with projected population growth. It would set Oregon on the path to build 360,000 additional homes over the next decade.
The Housing Production Advisory Council brings experience in a broad set of disciplines and represents Oregon's diverse demographics and geography. The Council is responsible for proposing an action plan to meet the state's housing production goals. The Council is scheduled to provide a recommended framework for their action plan by April 1, 2023.
The Housing The Council is composed of 25 members including the Governor or her designee, bipartisan members of the Oregon House and Senate, relevant state agency directors, a Tribal member, housing developers with expertise in permanent supportive, affordable, and market rate housing, representatives of rural and coastal communities, communities of color, local government representatives, and experts in land use, fair housing, permitting, workforce development, and construction.
Co-chair J.D. Tovey - rural Oregon and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation - land use, building codes and housing development
Co-chair Damien Hall - Metro- land use, and affordable and market housing development
Daniel Bunn- Southern Oregon - land use and financing market housing
Thomas Cody- Metro area - affordable and market housing development
Deborah Flagan - Central Oregon - market housing development and construction
Ernesto Fonseca- Metro area - affordable and market housing development and financing affordable housing
Elissa Gertler- Oregon Coast - land use and financing affordable housing
Riley Hill- rural Oregon - land use and market housing development
Natalie Janney- Willamette Valley area - land use, market housing development
Robert Justus - Metro area - affordable and market housing development
Joel Madsen- Columbia Gorge - affordable housing development and financing
Ivory Mathews - Metro area - affordable housing development and financing
Erica Mills- Southern Oregon - financing affordable and market housing
Eric Olsen- Willamette Valley area - construction, market housing development
Gauri Rajbaidya- Metro area - affordable and market housing development
Karen Rockwell - Oregon Coast - affordable and market housing development
Margaret Van Vliet - Metro area - financing market and affordable housing, and affordable housing development
Justin Wood - Metro - construction and market housing development
Legislative Appointments and Agency Members:
Senator Dick Anderson (R - Lincoln City)
Senator Kayse Jama (D - Portland)
Representative Vikki Breese Iverson (R - Prineville)
Representative Maxine Dexter (D - Portland)
Director Andrea Bell, Oregon Housing and Community Services
Director Brenda Bateman, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
- Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- The Higher Education Coordinating Commission
The Housing Production Advisory Council will hold a three-hour meeting once a month. Council members will attend virtually in March 2023, with the opportunity for in person or virtual participation beginning in April. Per public meeting law, members of the public may observe the meetings in person, stream meetings live, or view them retroactively following the links below.
1. Housing Production Advisory Council
How to Interact with Council
The Council encourages information and feedback from the public and accepts written and verbal comment.
Written comment: May be submitted at any time related to specific agenda items or other topics. To submit written comment, send an email or document to HPAC.GOV@oregon.gov. Your written comment will be compiled with others, shared with the Council, and posted online. Written comment submitted before 10am on the day of a council meeting will be provided to the Council in advance of the meeting. Written comment submitted after 10am will be provided to the Council during or after the meeting.
Verbal Comment: If you wish to give testimony on any potential recommendations, take the following steps:
1. Review the public comment section of the upcoming meeting agenda as well as the potential recommendation(s) listed for public comment.
2. Emal HPAC.GOV@oregon.gov including your name and the potential recommendation(s) on which you intend to provide testimony.
3. A designated public comment takes place on each potential recommendation in the order listed on the agenda
4. Limit testimony to three (3) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information.
5. Anyone wishing to be heard on an item without a set time should arrive when the meeting begins to avoid missing an item of interest.
Please refer to recommendations posted from the August 25 meeting.
To be notified of future meetings or for questions and comments you would like submitted to the Council, please email HPAC.Gov@oregon.gov