2017 ORS 456.725¹
Discrimination against purchaser with children prohibited
  • exceptions
  • rules

(1) Unless the qualified housing sponsor, as defined in ORS 456.548 (Definitions for ORS 456.548 to 456.725), has agreed not to discriminate against the initial dwelling unit purchaser or any tenant who is a parent or legal guardian with whom a child resides or is expected to reside, the housing sponsor shall not be entitled to any benefits for the construction, substantial rehabilitation or permanent financing of multiple unit residential housing or owner occupied dwelling units in condominiums or cooperatives from any of the following:

(a) Any state financed or sponsored housing program.

(b) Any tax exemption or limited assessment under ORS 307.600 (Legislative findings) to 307.637 (Deadlines for actions required for exemption) or 308.450 (Definitions for ORS 308.450 to 308.481) to 308.481 (Extending deadline for completion of rehabilitation project).

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply where the dwelling units are occupied exclusively by households, the heads of which are 58 years or older.

(3) The Housing and Community Services Department shall adopt rules to establish and implement a grievance procedure for any unit purchaser or tenant who alleges violation of subsection (1) of this section whereby the grievance can be resolved by means of conciliation. Nothing in this section limits the right of the Housing and Community Services Department to enforce subsection (1) of this section by other appropriate remedies.

(4) The city shall terminate the exemption under ORS 307.600 (Legislative findings) to 307.637 (Deadlines for actions required for exemption) upon a finding that the qualified housing sponsor which has the exemption has violated subsection (1) of this section.

(5) The governing body shall terminate the limited assessment under ORS 308.450 (Definitions for ORS 308.450 to 308.481) to 308.481 (Extending deadline for completion of rehabilitation project) upon a finding that the qualified housing sponsor which has the limited assessment has violated subsection (1) of this section.

(6) Nothing in this section prevents the qualified housing sponsor from limiting the number of occupants in a unit depending on the number of rooms in compliance with a schedule adopted by rule by the Housing and Community Services Department or by local ordinance adopted by the governing body.

(7) Nothing in this section requires or prohibits a qualified housing sponsor from providing facilities to accommodate the children of tenants. [1981 c.451 §1; 1987 c.414 §20]

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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