2017 ORS 456.065¹
Definition of “housing project”

Definition of “housing project.” (1) As used in this section:

(a) “Community services” means services provided by public or private nonprofit organizations or service agencies that may include, but are not limited to, child care, early childhood education, health, human resources, information and referral services, basic life skills and adult literacy classes, support services designed to improve self-sufficiency and recreational programs.

(b) “Community services facilities” includes, but is not limited to, all buildings, grounds or other real or personal property necessary to provide a public benefit, appurtenances that are necessary, convenient or desirable, streets, sewers, water service and other utilities, parks and gardens.

(2) As used in the Housing Authorities Law, unless the context requires otherwise, “housing project” means any work or undertaking:

(a) To provide decent, safe and sanitary urban or rural housing for persons or families of lower income. A work or undertaking described in this paragraph may include buildings, land, equipment, facilities and other real or personal property for necessary, convenient or desirable appurtenances, streets, sewers, water service and other utilities, parks, site preparation, gardening, administrative, community services, leased commercial facilities consistent with mixed residential and commercial communities, health, recreational, educational, welfare or other purposes authorized under ORS 456.055 (General definitions for ORS 456.055 to 456.235) to 456.235 (Dissolution of housing authorities).

(b) To provide community services facilities for the benefit of the health, recreation, education, culture and welfare of the entire community, without regard to the economic status of the persons or families who may utilize the facilities.

(c) To demolish, clear or remove buildings from any blighted area. A work or an undertaking described in this paragraph may embrace the adaptation of the area to public purposes, including housing, parks, community services facilities or other recreational, educational, cultural or community purposes.

(d) To accomplish a combination of the projects described in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection, or accomplish the planning of the buildings and improvements, the acquisition of property, the demolition of existing structures, the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of the improvements and all other work in connection with those projects.

(e) To provide management, administration and contract services between the housing authority and owners of decent, safe and sanitary housing for the purpose of providing affordable housing to persons of eligible income. [Amended by 1973 c.672 §3; 1977 c.667 §2; 1989 c.874 §2; 1993 c.125 §1; 1995 c.79 §236; 1995 c.445 §3; 1997 c.406 §1; 2007 c.606 §6]

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/­ors456.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 456, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano456.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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