As an organization deeply concerned about the large number of Oregonians facing homelessness and housing instability, the League of Women Voters of Oregon commends Governor Tina Kotek for her focus on increasing the production of all types of housing. We are pleased she plans to appoint such broad representation to the advisory council, and in particular people with experience in permanent supportive and affordable housing. Those are the units that will be the most challenging to produce and where we have the greatest need.
From Governer Kotek's press release:
The Governor is looking to appoint housing developers with expertise in permanent supportive, affordable, and market rate housing, representatives of rural and coastal communities, communities of color, local government representatives, and experts in land use, fair housing, permitting, workforce development, and construction. Oregonians interested in applying for the Council are encouraged to submit an application, found here. Applications are due February 15, 2023. Appointees will begin work on the Council in early March.
Read Governor Kotek's full press release.
You can follow LWVOR's weekly Housing summaries in the Legislative Report (found under Social Policy).