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Since 2004, we have been dedicated to using land use planning, education, and law to ensure that Oregonians of all income levels can obtain adequate and affordable housing.

 

 


 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 HLA Conference – Equity in Form and Function: Recent Trends in Housing Policy

HLA’s 2014 conference focused on the geography of equity. It asked how emerging housing forms can be used to further affordable and fair housing, and examined the function of housing as a means of accessing opportunity.

View our conference page to access presentations and biographies for conference panelists and speakers


 

OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE: HOW OREGON REV. STAT. 197.309 VIOLATES THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

HLA Board Member Jenny Logan’s article “Otherwise Unavailable”: How OR. REV. STAT. 197.309 Violates the Fair Housing Act was published this month in the American Bar Association’s Journal of Housing and Community Development Law.  The article argues that ORS 197.309, Oregon’s statutory ban on mandatory inclusionary zoning (“IZ”), has a detrimental disparate impact on people of color in Oregon—in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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