Pre-Housing Production Strategy Survey
Cities with a population greater than 10,000 must complete a pre-HPS survey 12 to 18 months prior to completing a housing capacity analysis (HCA) pursuant to ORS 197.296.
The purpose of the Pre-HPS survey is to prompt cities required to complete an HPS to list all of the strategies they currently employ to encourage the development of needed housing, increase the affordability of housing, and reduce rent burdens for severely rent burdened households. The survey enables DLCD to track and grant credit for work that is underway. DLCD provides an online Housing Portal and Reporting Instructions for cities to complete required reporting.
Housing Production Strategy
ORS 197.290 requires cities over 10,000 population to adopt a Housing Production Strategy (HPS) within one year after adopting their Housing Capacity Analysis (HCA) adoption. The HPS must include a list of specific tools, actions, and policies the city plans to use to address local housing needs. Additionally, the report must include the city's plan and timeline for adopting and implementing each strategy.
DLCD reviews and approves each HPS. The approval is based on the adequacy of strategies to meet all identified housing needs, assessing whether the strategies effectively facilitate the production of needed housing, and ensuring the overall HPS promotes fair and equitable housing outcomes.
The resulting Oregon Administrative Rules are in place and can be viewed on the Secretary of State web page (OAR 660-008-0045 through -0070).
The list of example strategies can be found as an attachment to OAR 660-008-0050, or at the following link:
List of HPS Tools, Actions, and Policies
Cities must evaluate the progress and effectiveness of their HPS at a mid-term checkpoint (every 3 or 4 years, depending on the HCA schedule). The mid-cycle report asks cities to conduct an evaluation of the strategies implementing in their HPS.
This assessment allows cities to identify which strategies are having the intended outcomes, and identify any areas that require course corrections.