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HB 2001/HB 2003 Update - Rulemaking Process and Community Meetings

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has begun the rulemaking process to implement HB 2001 and HB 2003, which passed in the 2019 legislative session. HB 2001 requires cities to allow development of “middle housing” types in single family residential zones and changes how housing need and capacity is calculated. HB 2003 directs the state to create and perform regional housing needs analyses, with recommendations due to the 2021 Legislature. In addition, it requires cities with a population greater than 10,000 to create a “housing production strategy” every eight years. Both bills included technical assistance funds to support local implementation.

This week, LOC staff attended the first Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting, which focused on process and timeline for the RAC and agency implementation. The DLCD plans to hold 10 RAC meetings through September 2020, with additional technical subcommittee meetings and community listening sessions around the state. Details are available on the DLCD website, including meeting materials, bill overviews and schedules for future RAC and community meetings. Cities interested in participating or hosting a community meeting can contact the LOC using the email address below.

Contact: Ariel Nelson, Lobbyist – anelson@orcities.org

Last Updated 11-15-19

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