2017 ORS 456.075¹
Housing authorities created
  • declaration of need required before housing authority may function

In each city, as defined in ORS 456.055 (General definitions for ORS 456.055 to 456.235), and county there hereby is created a public body corporate and politic to be known as the “housing authority” of the city or county. However, the housing authority shall not transact any business or exercise its powers until or unless the governing body of the city or the county, by proper resolution, declares that there is need for an authority to function in such city or county. The governing body of the city or the county shall also elect to have the powers of a housing authority exercised in any one of the two ways provided in ORS 456.095 (Appointment and qualification of commissioners of housing authorities) (1). [Amended by 1969 c.630 §2; 1975 c.322 §1]

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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