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Oregon Housing Needs Analysis Recommendations Report

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In 2021, the Oregon Legislature directed the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), in partnership with Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), to prepare a set of recommendations to modernize how local cities and counties plan for housing in a manner that results in more affordable, fair, and equitable housing outcomes. The department published comprehensive and community-informed recommendations on how to implement the Oregon Housing Needs Analysis before the 2023 Legislative session.

Oregon Housing Needs Analysis Legislative Recommendations Report: Leading with Production

Published in November 2022, this report offers recommendations on how the state of Oregon, and its communities, can work together to effectively tackle Oregon's housing crisis. The report emphasizes finding a balance between regulatory authority and shared accountability, while utilizing incentives and public resources to create housing solutions.

Implementing the proposed housing reforms would advance the following outcomes:

  • Increased overall housing production
  • Increased publicly funded and affordable housing production
  • More inclusive and integrated communities

Graphic Explainer

This graphic explainer breaks down the central elements of OHNA Recommendations Report, and is available in:

Graphic depiction of OHNA recommendations


Sean Edging
Housing Planner
Phone: 971-375-5362

Ethan Stuckmayer
Housing Services Division Manager
Phone: 503-302-0937