2007 ORS 456.155¹
Policy regarding profit from projects
  • reserves

(1) It hereby is declared to be the policy of this state that:

(a) Each housing authority shall manage and operate its housing projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to enable it to set the rents for housing units at the lowest possible rates consistent with providing decent, safe and sanitary housing and fulfilling the unmet need of affordable housing for persons or families of lower income.

(b) No housing authority shall construct or operate any such housing for profit, or as a source of revenue to a city or a county.

(2) Notwithstanding any provisions of this section to the contrary, a housing authority may establish and maintain reasonable reserves for the purpose of providing additional housing projects that the authority owns or manages and otherwise administering its programs pursuant to this chapter. [Amended by 1977 c.343 §1; 1989 c.874 §4; 1995 c.445 §10]

Notes of Decisions

Housing Authorities Law and ORS chapter 457, governing crea­tion of urban renewal agencies, are parallel statutory schemes, and thus identical pro­vi­sions in the two acts will be given same effect. Housing Authority of Lane County v. Board of Commissioners, 35 Or App 785, 582 P2d 844 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­456.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 456, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­456ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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