2017 ORS 458.675¹
Legislative findings

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) The problem of poverty will not be solved solely by government programs and income subsidies.

(2) Family economic well-being does not come solely from income, spending or consumption, but instead requires savings, investment and the accumulation of assets.

(3) It is appropriate for the state to institute an asset-based antipoverty strategy.

(4) The state has an opportunity to take advantage of private and federal resources by making the transition to an asset-based antipoverty strategy. Those resources include, but are not limited to, the Assets for Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 604) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.).

(5) Investment through an individual development account system will help lower income households obtain the assets they need to succeed. Communities and this state will experience resultant economic and social benefits accruing from the promotion of job training and higher education, home ownership and small business development.

(6) It is desirable for this state to enact legislation that enables an authorized fiduciary organization sufficient flexibility to receive private, state and federal moneys for individual development accounts. The Legislative Assembly should periodically review the provisions of ORS 458.675 (Legislative findings) to 458.700 (Authority of fiduciary organizations) to ensure that this state maximizes the receipt of available federal moneys for individual development accounts. [1999 c.1000 §2; 2017 c.185 §12; 2017 c.297 §35]

Note: See note under 458.670 (Definitions for ORS 458.670 to 458.700).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 458—Housing and Community Services Programs; Individual Development Accounts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors458.­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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