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Creating affordable housing calls for the stick, not the carrot. Asking nicely if developers would pretty please satisfy the overwhelming demand for housing priced within HUD standards of affordability is like giving the fox unfettered access to the hen-house during an egg shortage and politely asking it to curb its […]

This Calls for the Stick Not the Carrot



Several disconcerting amendments made to House Bill 2007 by the Home Builders Association and 1000 Friends of Oregon are NOT a friendly –  they have turned a laudable and worthwhile effort by Speaker Kotek into a Trojan horse.  The HBA’s amendments seek to undermine affordability rather than to preserve and […]

House Bill 2007- Gift or HBA Trojan Horse?