Opinion: Oregon passed the nation’s most significant housing development reform in the nation. Now what?
Local economists weigh in on Oregon’s move to encourage the development of multi-family housing.
HB 2001 is an impressive start. But zoning changes, by themselves, don’t build housing. Cities resistant to multi-family development have other anti-growth tools at their disposal. Housing affordability will improve only if the state couples the zoning changes with enforceable, local production goals.
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