Oregon’s housing market is one of the hottest in the country, with more than 100 people moving to Portland alone each day. While overall this is a net-positive, more people are moving here than there are places for them to live.
To compound matters, our local government hasn’t modernized with the changing times, and instead continues to create layers of bureaucracy that slow down the development of more housing for citizens in all income brackets.
We support the creation of more housing for all income levels.
To do this we support and promote:
- Streamlining the permitting/licensing process and making it more affordable and much faster
- Execution of the tenant assistance program we proposed during the 2017 Session
- Creating incentives (such as the MULTE program) for developers who have been disincentivized by inclusionary zoning
- Teaming up with other pro-housing groups, such as the student YIMBYs, to educate City Hall and the Oregon Legislature
- Pushing for expanding the reach of affordable housing bond
- Adoption of the Residential Infill Project
- Demanding more property owners and managers are appointed to city-led landlord/tenant taskforces and committees that exist to write and/or enforce landlord-tenant laws
- Working to improve the development process and push design reviews and permitting through faster by neutralizing the influence of overpowered neighborhood associations and NIMBY groups who stand in the way of infill development and vertical density
- Funding Owen Properties LLC and Michael Feves’ complaint and lawsuit against the City of Portland’s Tenant Relocation Ordinance
Join with More Housing Now! to fight these harmful initiatives and streamline the process to building housing for everyone who needs it.