Legislation to Boost Coastal Housing Clears House Vote
By State Representative Cyrus Javadi
SALEM, OR – Yesterday, the Oregon House of Representatives passed House Bill 3442 with bipartisan support. The legislation, a priority for Representative Cyrus Javadi (R-Tillamook), will make it easier for coastal cities to build affordable housing.
“Coastal communities struggle to develop land because many areas are within a tsunami zone,” said Representative Javadi. “This bill would give more opportunities to coastal cities to build without the enormous costs of developing or rezoning land. Oregon’s housing shortage calls us to action. We will not be able to subsidize our way out of it. We must find ways to relax regulations to encourage the building supply.”
The legislation passed 41-13. House Bill 3442 will now head to the Senate.