2017 ORS 456.723¹
Legislative finding on bonding authority of department

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) There exists a shortage of safe, affordable and readily available housing in this state, particularly for people of low income, fixed income or modest means.

(2) It is in the best interests of the people of this state to insure that there is an adequate supply of housing for people of all income levels, particularly low-income people, in order to reduce:

(a) The number of people who are homeless or who live in inadequate housing in this state; and

(b) Dependence on various state services that exist because of the needs created by homelessness and inadequate housing.

(3) The Housing and Community Services Department’s authority to issue bonds is an effective tool that will increase funds available to provide safe, affordable housing and reduce homelessness in this state. [1989 c.719 §1]

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.
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.