2015 ORS 456.620¹
Duties of department in carrying out housing programs

In carrying out housing programs, the Housing and Community Services Department shall:

(1) With the approval of the Oregon Housing Stability Council, adopt standards for the planning, development and management of housing projects for which qualified housing sponsors receive all or a portion of any required financing under ORS 456.548 (Definitions for ORS 456.548 to 456.725) to 456.725 (Discrimination against purchaser with children prohibited), for audits and inspections to determine compliance with such standards and adopt criteria for the approval of qualified housing sponsors under ORS 456.548 (Definitions for ORS 456.548 to 456.725) to 456.725 (Discrimination against purchaser with children prohibited).

(2) Adopt criteria for the approval of qualified housing sponsors in ORS 456.548 (Definitions for ORS 456.548 to 456.725) to 456.725 (Discrimination against purchaser with children prohibited).

(3) Enter into agreements with qualified housing sponsors to regulate the planning, development and management of housing projects constructed with the assistance of the department under ORS 456.548 (Definitions for ORS 456.548 to 456.725) to 456.725 (Discrimination against purchaser with children prohibited).

(4) With the approval of the council, establish maximum household income limits for all or a portion of the units in housing projects, housing developments or other residential housing financed in whole or in part by the department. A maximum of one-third of the units in a housing project, housing development or other residential housing financed by the department may be rented to households with an income level exceeding 120 percent of the median family income level, as determined by the department. If the income level in any unit exceeds 120 percent of the median family income, the department shall, to the extent practicable, require that the project, development or other housing financed by the department have a percentage of low income units that is higher than the minimum percentages established in ORS 456.120 (Powers of housing authority as public corporation) (19) for projects financed by local housing authorities or income limitations that are lower than the limits described in ORS 456.120 (Powers of housing authority as public corporation) (19) or a combination thereof. Income limits for department programs administered on a statewide basis may be established by reference to the median family or personal income in the state, or in various regions in the state, as determined by the department. This subsection does not restrict the acquisition of manufactured dwelling parks.

(5) With the approval of the council, ensure that financing is provided in the department’s programs for manufactured housing and for the purchase of lots described in ORS 92.840 (Sale of subdivision lots) by manufactured dwelling park tenants. [1973 c.828 §5; 1979 c.60 §2; 1979 c.327 §5; 1985 c.501 §4; 1991 c.739 §11; 1993 c.511 §4; 1995 c.79 §251; 1995 c.735 §1; 2001 c.738 §3; 2003 c.743 §3; 2015 c.180 §11]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors456.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.