Housing production strategy
(1)A city with a population greater than 10,000 shall develop and adopt a housing production strategy under this section no later than one year after the city’s deadline for completing a housing capacity analysis under ORS 197.296 (Analysis of housing capacity and needed housing by Metro, cities outside of Metro and smaller cities) (2)(a) or (10)(b) or 197.297 (Analysis of housing capacity and needed housing in Metro cities).
(2)A housing production strategy must include a list of specific actions, including the adoption of measures and policies, that the city shall undertake to promote development within the city to address a housing need identified under ORS 197.296 (Analysis of housing capacity and needed housing by Metro, cities outside of Metro and smaller cities) (6)(b) or (10)(b) or 197.297 (Analysis of housing capacity and needed housing in Metro cities). Actions under this subsection may include:
(a)The reduction of financial and regulatory impediments to developing needed housing, including removing or easing approval standards or procedures for needed housing at higher densities or that is affordable;
(b)The creation of financial and regulatory incentives for development of needed housing, including creating incentives for needed housing at higher densities or that is affordable; and
(c)The development of a plan to access resources available at local, regional, state and national levels to increase the availability and affordability of needed housing.
(3)In creating a housing production strategy, a city shall review and consider:
(a)Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of households living in existing needed housing;
(b)Market conditions affecting the provision of needed housing;
(c)Measures already adopted by the city to promote the development of needed housing;
(d)Existing and expected barriers to the development of needed housing; and
(e)For each action the city includes in its housing production strategy:
(A)The schedule for its adoption;
(B)The schedule for its implementation;
(C)Its expected magnitude of impact on the development of needed housing; and
(D)The time frame over which it is expected to impact needed housing.
(4)The housing production strategy must include within its index a copy of the city’s most recently completed survey under ORS 456.586 (Rent-burdened households information) (2).
(5)The adoption of a housing production strategy is not a land use decision and is not subject to appeal or review except as provided in ORS 197.291 (Review of housing production strategy).
(6)A city with a population of 10,000 or less may develop a housing production strategy as provided in this section. [2019 c.640 §4; 2021 c.164 §3]
Section 197.290 — Housing production strategy,