ORS 456.510¹
Visitability requirements

(1) Except as provided in this section and ORS 456.513 (Exemption from visitability requirements), the Housing and Community Services Department may not provide funding for the development of new rental housing that is a subsidized development unless:

(a) Each dwelling unit of the housing meets the following requirements:

(A) At least one visitable exterior route leading to a dwelling unit entrance that is stepless and has a minimum clearance of 32 inches.

(B) One or more visitable routes between the visitable dwelling unit entrance and a visitable common living space.

(C) At least one visitable common living space.

(D) One or more visitable routes between the dwelling unit entrance and a powder room.

(E) A powder room doorway that is stepless and has a minimum clearance of 32 inches.

(F) A powder room with walls that are reinforced in a manner suitable for handrail installation.

(G) Light switches, electrical outlets and environmental controls that are at a reachable height.

(b) For a development that has a shared community room or that has 20 or more contiguous units, there is at least one powder room available for all tenants and guests that is accessible.

(2) For a multistory structure without an elevator, this section applies only to dwelling units on the ground floor of the structure.

(3) This section does not apply to agriculture workforce housing as defined in ORS 315.163 (Definitions for ORS 315.163 to 315.169) that is located on a farm. [2003 c.431 §3; 2013 c.750 §28]

Note: See note under 456.506 (Findings).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors456.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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