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.
Registration is open for the 2016 Housing Land Advocates Conference
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
HLA’s 2016 Conference focuses on the role of housing in local economies. This year’s speakers represent diverse perspectives, including economic forecasters, economic development professionals, city and county leaders, business and industry representatives, and urban planning researchers. We’ll delve into the challenges and opportunities related to workforce housing, the impact of short-term rentals in both rural and metro areas, and the connection between housing availability and affordability and regional growth. HLA’s 2016 Conference will bring together national, regional and local experts to explore thee concepts and consider ways to meet housing needs while growing local economies.
DR. LISA BATES AWARDED INAUGURAL ED SULLIVAN HOUSING ADVOCATE AWARD
At HLA’s Nov. 6, 2015 conference, the board presented Dr. Lisa Bates, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, with the inaugural Ed Sullivan Housing Advocate Award. The award—named for Edward Sullivan, co-founder of HLA, former legal counsel to the Governor of Oregon and a retired partner in the Portland Office of Garvey Schubert Barer—will be given out each year to an individual who exemplifies Mr. Sullivan’s deep commitment to thoughtful land use planning and access to adequate and affordable housing. See full press release here.
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 is available via 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.
Housing Land Advocates is part of a coalition of non-profits and community activists working to overturn Oregon’s statewide ban on inclusionary zoning.
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