In the 2019 legislative session, OAR supported two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing housing supply across Oregon: HB 2001 and HB 2003. HB 2001 requires cities with more than 25,000 people to allow for townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters on land zone for single-family use beginning in 2022, and requires cities with 10,000-25,000 people to allow for duplexes on single-family lots by 2021. HB 2003 requires cities to more rigorously and frequently conduct housing needs analyses and, for the first time ever, develop housing production strategies that demonstrate how they will meet those needs, including policy changes they will enact to encourage development.
The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has developed resources pages for HB 2001 and HB 2003 that explain the bills and provide helpful fact sheets. Also, rule-making for these bills will begin mid November. A Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) has been established by DLCD and will hold its first meeting on November 14 from 10am-1pm in Salem.
The RAC will include three technical subcommittees:
- Development of the model middle housing code
- Process and criteria for cities to receive infrastructure-based time extensions (something that is allowed in the bill)
- Criteria for housing production strategies.
Learn more about the rule-making here. The OAR Government Affairs team will be following the rule-making process closely. If you have questions about HB 2001, HB 2003 or the rule-making process contact Jeremy Rogers, email@example.com.