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current legislation tracked or supported by PDX Shelter Forum

Portland

Shelter to Housing Continuum

RIP2 - Residential Infill Program Part 2

Oregon

HB 3115 - sit/lie/sleep

HB2367 Right to Rest

HB 2006 Housing emergency

HB 2004 Shelter funding

HB 2283 Land Division

SB 2283 Land Division

SB 852 mortgage interest deduction

Other

NC SB349 middle housing

Contributors

References

Portland

Shelter to Housing Continuum

see main page: Shelter to Housing Continuum.

RIP2 - Residential Infill Program Part 2

see main article: Residential Infill Program 2.

Oregon

n.b.

"Oregon Democrats eye evictions, foreclosures, homelessness in 2021 housing legislation." Lauren Dake, OPB, March 8, 2021.  https://www.opb.org/article/2021/03/08/oregon-democrats-legislature-housing-homelessness-priorities/

HB 3115 - sit/lie/sleep

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3115

  TItle: Relating to the regulation of public property with respect to persons experiencing homelessness; declaring an emergency.

  Summary: Provides that local law regulating sitting, lying, sleeping or keeping warm and dry outdoors on public property that is open to public must be objectively reasonable as to time, place and manner with regards to persons experiencing homelessness.

  Chief Sponsor: Tina Kotek, Speaker of the House

[co-developed by Oregon League of Cities, Oregon Law Center]

HB2367 Right to Rest

HB 2006 Housing emergency

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2006

Title:        Relating to housing; declaring an emergency.

Summary: Defines "emergency shelter." Requires local governments to allow siting of qualifying emergency shelters by qualifying entities notwithstanding land use laws and regulations.

Chief Sponsors: Representative Kotek

Regular Sponsors:        Representative Campos, Fahey, Grayber, Kropf, Marsh, Meek, Morgan, Neron, Noble, Wilde, Williams, Zika

This bill aims to help local governments cut through some of the red tape to quickly create an emergency shelter. The bill would allow local governments to waive design, planning and zoning regulations to approve the siting of emergency shelters. Shelters would still need to comply with certain building codes and meet certain public health and safety requirements. The emergency siting authority would expire July 1, 2022, although shelters could remain open after that date.

HB 2004 Shelter funding

Title:        Relating to housing.

Summary:        Directs Housing and Community Services Department to study issues relating to housing and report to appropriate committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly on or before September 15, 2022.

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2004

    This is a companion bill to go with House Bill 2006. It would carve out $45 million to help build shelter capacity statewide and create navigation centers in Bend, Eugene, McMinnville, Medford and Salem. The bulk of the money, $26.5 million, would go toward grants to help increase low-barrier shelter capacity, to put toward creating necessary elements of a facility such as bathrooms.

   Chief Sponsors:        Representative Kotek

   Regular Sponsors:        Representative Campos, Fahey, Grayber, Kropf, Leif, Marsh, Neron, Noble, Wilde, Zika

HB 2283 Land Division

Title:        Relating to land division for residential development.

Summary:        Allows land division to separate dwelling units for new middle housing allowed in cities.

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2283

Chief Sponsors:        Representative Clem, Smith DB

Regular Sponsors:        Representative Bynum, Leif, Meek, Noble, Stark, Williams, Wright, Zika, (Presession filed.)

SB 2283 Land Division

Title:        Relating to land division for residential development.

Summary:        Allows land division to separate dwelling units for new middle housing allowed in cities.

At the request of:        (at the request of Habitat for Humanity)

Chief Sponsors:        Senator Frederick, Knopp

Regular Sponsors:        Senator Golden, Patterson, (Presession filed.)

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB458.

SB 852 mortgage interest deduction

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB852.

Bill Title:        Relating to tax treatment of mortgage interest; prescribing an effective date.

Catchline/Summary: Disallows, for purposes of personal income taxation, mortgage interest deduction for residence other than taxpayer's principal residence, unless taxpayer sells residence or actively markets residence for sale.

Chief Sponsors:        Senator Jama, Representative Pham, Fahey

Regular Sponsors:

Support letter from Housing Oregon:

Mortgage Interest Deduction reform: Invest in Homeownership and Housing Opportunity

Letters of support needed for SB 852 hearing in Senate Committee on Housing and Development

All Oregonians — especially children — deserve to live in dignity, and that requires having a safe and stable place to live. Unfortunately, due to the lack of affordable housing, too many Oregonians struggle to keep a roof over their heads; too many families find the dream of homeownership out of reach. But Oregon can do something to confront the problem without spending any new money — it simply involves spending current dollars more wisely and fairly.

Senator Kayse Jama has introduced SB 852 and is holding a public hearing Tuesday, March 30. You can share your comments in support through Wednesday March 31 by 1 pm. You can find talking points HERE.

The bill mirrors HB 2578 sponsored by Representatives Khanh Pham and Julie Fahey, and Senator Michael Dembrow which received a hearing earlier in March.

As Oregonians across the state suffer from our ongoing housing crisis, the state’s largest housing subsidy — the mortgage interest deduction — does nothing to solve the problem. Instead it provides $1 billion per budget period subsidizing homeownership mainly for well-off Oregonians instead of helping those in need. Trimming off part of the mortgage interest deduction would free up millions to be invested in strengthening homeownership and preventing homelessness, especially among children.

To read more CLICK HERE

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Share your comments by Wednesday, March 31 at 1 pm.

Other


NC SB349 middle housing

North Carolina #SB349: "An Act To Provide Reforms to Local Government Zoning Authority to Increase Housing Opportunities and to Make Various Changes and Clarifications to the Zoning Statutes."  

https://ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/S349.

@SenChuckEdwards

 

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