House Bill 4006, passed in 2018, provided funding to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and Oregon Housing and Community Services to assist cities in housing planning (technical assistance grants) and collect housing-related information to better understand the barriers and solutions. Another purpose of House Bill 4006 was to increase awareness of rent burden causes and potential solutions to encourage and support cities to address the need.
One of the requirements of House Bill 4006 is the completion of a survey. Cities with a population larger than 10,000 that are "severely rent burdened" (meaning that more the 25 percent of the city's households are paying more than 50 percent of their income on rent) must complete the survey. All other cities are welcome and encouraged to complete the survey as it will give the state more complete information on the measures cities are adopting to meet the needs.
The survey was created by DLCD and OHCS, using a survey first developed by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, in the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon, and published in April 2018. DLCD and OHCS are grateful to the Institute and University of Oregon for generously allowing the state to use the survey. Sections of the survey may look familiar city staff; we hope this will make completing the survey easier.
Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.
Oregon Housing and Community Services
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development