Salem, Ore. — Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to join Governor Tina Kotek’s 25-member Housing Production Advisory Council (HPAC) that will play a pivotal role in meeting the state’s housing production targets. Governor Kotek’s Executive Order NO. 23-04 established a production target of 36,000 homes per year for the next ten years. Currently, the state is recruiting a diverse membership to join the statewide Housing Production Council.
“This moment in time requires us to act with urgency and humanity to pursue solutions that meet the moment to address this housing crisis,” said Director Andrea Bell. “Housing is intersectional to everything. Economic justice, closing the racial wealth gap, improving public health outcomes, and meeting our climate goals are dependent upon us, collectively, addressing this crisis.”
“Governor Kotek’s commitment to solving the affordable housing crisis emboldens our pursuit of solutions that matter most to the people of Oregon in real ways. At the local, state, and federal levels, we must take every action necessary to work towards ensuring everyone has access to a safe and affordable place to call home. That is our commitment and collective responsibility.”
HPAC’s main function is to recommend an action plan that includes concrete executive actions, policies, and investments needed to meet the production target. People interested in the opportunity to help shape the state’s housing policies are encouraged to apply to join the HPAC.
About Oregon Housing and Community Services
Oregon Housing and Community Services provides resources for Oregonians to reduce poverty and increase access to stable housing. Our intentional focus on both housing and community services allows us to serve Oregonians holistically across the housing continuum, including preventing and ending homelessness, assisting with utilities, providing housing stability support, financing multifamily affordable housing, and encouraging homeownership.