Affordable Housing

I have been a long-time advocate for affordable housing in Oregon. I know how difficult it can be to find an affordable place to live, and that’s why I want to increase the availability of mixed income development as a means of providing more options to people of all economic backgrounds.

The benefits of mixed income developments:

  • It strengthens neighborhoods and allows people to live near job centers and transportation options.
  • Mixed-income housing also gives people access to better schools and more amenities, and helps develop a market for goods and services in surrounding businesses.

We can incentivize developers to build mixed income developments through a variety of different strategies:

  • We can use direct grants.
  • We can use tax abatement.
  • We can use specialized zoning.
  • We can fast track permitting.