Tackling a crisis | Housing the midvalley

Legislature attacks housing issues for second straight year.

Lack of supply. High demand. Affordability. Low rental vacancy rates. Homelessness. Housing issues have taken on a new urgency in the mid-valley — and statewide.

The Oregon Legislature has passed major housing measures at its past two sessions. In the 2016 short session lawmakers passed bills allowing construction excise taxes and inclusionary zoning and limited voter-approved annexation.

Source: Tackling a crisis | Housingthemidvalley | democratherald.com