2017 ORS 456.572¹
State housing plan
  • contents
  • annual update

(1) The Housing and Community Services Department shall develop a comprehensive state plan for responding to the needs of very low income, low income and moderate income Oregonians for housing and services, with the goal of providing affordable housing. The department shall ensure that the development, annual updating and implementation of the state housing plan involve substantial interagency coordination among appropriate federal, state and local entities. The department shall provide the Oregon Housing Stability Council with adequate opportunity to review and provide input on the state housing plan to the department prior to the development, annual updating and implementation of the state housing plan.

(2) The state housing plan shall contain, at a minimum:

(a) Information on market and inventory conditions including, but not limited to, population trends, household composition, housing conditions and an inventory of assisted housing and public housing;

(b) A needs assessment that summarizes data on the housing needs of homeless and income-eligible families and includes a five-year projection;

(c) Strategies for a five-year period based upon a review of need and conditions including, but not limited to, investment priorities, local and state policies, local institutional structure and local activities for public housing resident management and ownership;

(d) A review of resources including, but not limited to, private, federal and nonfederal resources, tax credits and a summary table of anticipated funding from each federal program and any state or local resources available to meet matching requirements;

(e) A plan for coordination of resources reviewed under paragraph (d) of this subsection; and

(f) An implementation program translating the five-year strategy and resource review into plans and goals for the number of families to be assisted each year, specifying plans for homeless assistance and setting forth details on monitoring, fair housing and relocation.

(3) Before issuing the state housing plan, and before each annual update of that plan, the Housing and Community Services Department shall hold at least one public hearing to receive comments from public and private interests. [1991 c.600 §3; 2015 c.180 §16]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors456.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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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