Oregon Pilot Project To Fast-Track Affordable Homes

Apr 18, 2017

Housing is tight in much of Oregon, and the state legislature is aware of the problem. 

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While the current session considers measures like rent control, some state agencies are making moves authorized by previous sessions. 

Case in point: a pilot project to allow two Oregon cities to speed up the process of building affordable housing by fast-tracking expansions of urban growth boundaries. 

The project is administered by the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). 

Planner Evan Manvel joins us with details of the program.