Oregon Housing Study Presented by Hatfield Fellow

Sadie Carney
Land Conservation and Development Commission
Tue, 05/17/2016 (All day)

Julia McKenna started work as a Hatfield Fellow with the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) in August, 2015, focused on housing. Energy behind the topic grew through the course of the 2016 legislative session, with at least eight bills and countless hours of testimony responding to housing challenges from every part of Oregon getting attention at the capitol. “Housing has become part of our everyday conversation in state agencies,” says DLCD Director Jim Rue, “it’s everywhere.”

Oregonians in Action Propose UGB Name Change

Alyson Marchi-Young
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:15am

Last month, Oregonians in Action proposed a language change for statewide documents.

Land Use Regulations and Income Segregation

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:40pm

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  • Do Strict Land Use Regulations Make Metropolitan Areas More Segregated by Income?

    Michael C. Lens & Paavo Monkkonen
    Journal of the American Planning Association
    Tue, 03/29/2016 (All day)


    Problem, research strategy, and findings: Income segregation has risen in each of the last four decades in U.S. metropolitan areas, which can have lifelong impacts on the health, economic productivity, and behaviors of residents.

    New Partners for Smart Growth Conference Report

    Mary Kyle McCurdy and Greg Holmes
    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:00pm

    Takeaways and Tools

    The 15th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference was held in Portland from February 11-13, 2016.  1000 Friends staff and Board members played key roles in organizing and presenting in several of the conference workshops, trainings, and tours.  The NPSG conference exists to integrate issues of smart growth, health, equity, environment, active transportation, climate change, affordable housing, cultural resources, and more.  It brings together non-profit groups and elected officials; professionals in many fields; realtors, developers, bankers; advocates for e

    2016 Legislative Agenda

    Mary Kyle McCurdy
    Wed, 01/27/2016 (All day)

    It's time for inclusionary zoning, a healthy climate, and affordable housing for all Oregonians

    Legislative Update: February 24, 2016

    A Big Welcome to Our Gerhardt and Duke Engage Interns!

    Sam Diaz

    Sam Diaz recently sat down with Allison Giffin and Jerry Chia-Rui Chang to get an inside scoop on this year’s Gerhardt and Duke Engage Interns. 

    The Paul Gerhardt Jr. Internship

    Homes in Oregon are Out of Reach

    Pam Phan & Christine Corrales

    Housing affordability has become a focal concern for many Oregonians. Across communities, finding a place to live that fits within a family's budget has become much more challenging in recent years. Cities throughout Oregon have reported historically low vacancy rates, a common measure for the health of the housing market. Higher vacancy rates indicate more housing options – and often lower rents as a result. While those looking to buy a home are seeing the highest list prices on record in Oregon. 

    Land Use Highlights and Lowlights of the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session

    Mary Kyle McCurdy

    The 2015 Oregon legislative session proved to be quite active on land use issues. 1000 Friends staff tracked over 300 bills and testified on dozens of them. Your financial support enabled us to be in Salem, working closely with allied groups and legislators to defend and improve the land use program. This support also meant we could keep in touch with all of you, letting you know when your voice was critically needed in Salem. Together, we were able to pass a few improvements and defeat many threats to the land use program.

    The Bill that Should Have Passed – HB 2564: Inclusionary Zoning

    Mary Kyle McCurdy

    Land Use Goal 10 requires that all cities provide residential land zoned to meet the housing needs of all Oregonians. During the 2015 legislative session, 1000 Friends worked with a coalition of organizations, individuals, local governments, and businesses that care about affordable housing in an attempt to pass House Bill 2564, which would have enabled local governments to use inclusionary zoning to provide housing opportunities for all, in every neighborhood. Local governments from Hood River to Lincoln County and Corvallis to Milwaukie supported HB 2564.

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