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 must publish comprehensive and community-informed recommendations on how to implement the OHNA before the 2023 Legislative session.
Published on November 10, 2022, this report offers recommendations on how the state of Oregon, and its communities, can work together to make real progress in addressing Oregon's housing crisis by balancing regulatory authority and shared accountability with incentives and public resources to create housing solutions. If implemented, these reforms would advance the following outcomes:
- Increased overall housing production
- Increased publicly funded and affordable housing production
- More inclusive and integrated communities
Public comments already received by the department are provided in the table below:
Public comments on the recommendations should be submitted to DLCD staff by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Work Groups and Engagement Activities
DLCD and OHCS engaged a broad base of stakeholders in developing the OHNA recommendations. This process includes facilitating two working groups and statewide engagement process. The purpose of the working groups is to review specific implementation issues and work with staff to develop and provide feedback on legislative recommendations that address those issues. These meetings will be recorded and open to the public, and meeting materials and summaries will be published to this page.
To inform this work, the project team
led six stakeholder focus groups with partners from nonprofit, development, government, and fair housing organizations. The project team held three additional meetings with these groups to report back how their input had shaped the draft recommendations document.
fourteen regional forums with local government planners, developers, elected officials, and advocacy groups around the state to further inform the draft recommendations.