HOPE Policy Recommendation #10 - Housing Options

Increase development or acquisition of affordable housing units for permanent supportive housing (PSH) by 20 new units per year for the next eight years to add at a minimum 160 new units of PSH in Benton County. 

Work with community partners to increase housing opportunities for community members who need permanent support to remain stably housed. 

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Community Progress on Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH):

July 2022 - October 2022

June 2021 - June 2022

Community Progress on affordable housing and policy changes to increase housing supply:

July 2022 - October 2022

June 2021 - June 2022

  • City of Corvallis allocated $400,000 from the Construction Excise Tax funding to Green Light Development for the development of 60 units of affordable housing in South Corvallis in Willamette Landing.  
  • City of Corvallis is working with an affordable housing developer to add 100 units of affordable housing in SW Corvallis and construction is currently underway.
  • City of Corvallis is working with an affordable housing developer to add 174 units of affordable housing in South Corvallis. 
  • City of Corvallis approved new ordinance to allow Middle Housing in all low-density residential areas. 
  • City of Corvallis approved reduction in parking requirements for affordable housing  
  • City of Corvallis approved new Mixed Use zoning standards to facilitate more multi-family housing opportunities in areas with commercial activity including reduction/elimination of parking requirements, residential height bonuses, and requirements for multi-story construction to encourage upper floor residential development. 
  • City of Corvallis approved large annexation on West Hills Road and 53rd to ease the severe shortage of vacant land and provide additional opportunities for multi-family housing construction. 
  • City of Corvallis and Benton County issued a Request for Proposals for microshelters outside of City Hall and County Fairgrounds. 

 

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