In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2003 to provide the necessary steps toward helping our state reach its housing supply needs as envisioned by our land use system, while providing local jurisdictions the resources they need to accommodate future growth.
OHCS, with the Department of Land Conservation and Development and Oregon Department of Administrative Services, will develop a methodology to conduct a regional housing needs analysis (RHNA) in Oregon. In addition, for all cities and Metro, OHCS will estimate existing housing stock, establish housing shortage analysis, and estimate needed housing units for the next twenty years. HB 2003 requires that the methodology be completed and run by September 1, 2020, with a legislative report due March 1, 2021.
This is a feasibility study of how to conduct a regional housing needs analysis in Oregon, and the results and recommendations will be returned to the legislature for further consideration.
- Housing Production Strategies
- Housing Needs Analysis Schedule
- Affordable Housing on Public Lands and next to Places of Worship
- Technical Assistance to Local Governments
Housing Stability Council - Final Recommendations, Feb. 5 2021
This presentation was done in preparation for the submission of the final report to the legislature that is due March 1, 2021. A recording of the full council meeting can be found here
Speaker of the House Tina Kotek's Testimony to House Committee on Agriculture and Land Use:
The regions used for
the RHNA were based on the primary data source that we chose to use for the
analysis (U.S. Census PUMS data for the American Community Survey, 2018). We
tested several versions and engaged in conversations with stakeholders about
the merits and drawbacks of each, settling on the below for our first and
second versions of the RHNA.
Preliminary and Revised Regions
Final Regions - August 2020
Scope of Work and Public Feedback
Meetings are open for public comment until January 31, 2020. Please email
RHNA@oregon.gov with any comments.
Between April – June 2020
, a technical and policy advisory committee will meet to assist the project in the development of an Oregon-specific method. For details on how to connect please email
In September-October, 2020 the results and recommendations of the project will also be posted for a period of public comment, and that information will be available on this webpage. Stakeholder engagement sessions will likely be organized to gather feedback as well.
In September-October 2020 we will survey local government for feedback on the results and recommendations.
Meeting summaries and public engagement opportunities are listed below.
Meeting 1 - April 21, 2020
Advisory Committee, Charter & Meeting Information
Meeting 1 (April 21) will focus on presenting a brief review of the project; discussing the advisory committee charter; explaining initial results from the RHNA and allocation methods that were developed in the first stage of this work; and issue identification and options for the second stage of work (April – July). This will be an online meeting.
Who: Committee members; interested stakeholders in listen-only mode
Date: Apr 21, 2020 01:00 PM PT
Meeting 3 - May 20, 2020
Advisory Committee, Meeting information
Meeting 3 (May 20) will focus on technical considerations for the Oregon Method. This meeting will include the technical experts on the advisory committee, with an option for policy experts to participate.
Who: Committee members
Date: May 20, 2020 01:00 PM PT