Alternative Housing in Wasco County

As part of Wasco County 2040, policies and implementation strategies related to housing are being evaluated.  This survey offers an opportunity to get your opinions about housing in unincorporated Wasco County.

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* 1. Are you a Wasco County resident?

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* 2. What is your age range?

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* 3. How do you hear about community news and events?

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* 4. Do you think Wasco County should regulate short term rentals (like AirBnB)?

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* 5. If Wasco County were to regulate short term rentals, which statement most closely matches your opinion about regulations:

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* 6. In 2017, several proposals were before the state legislature related to housing and accessory dwelling units (ADUs).  ADUs are smaller, separate dwellings on the same parcel as a primary single family dwelling.  Proponents of ADUs argue that it helps provide for affordable housing options.  Opponents view the added density in rural areas as increasing impact to things like water, roads, and sanitary systems.  There is some indication this issue will come before the legislature again.

If state law permitted ADUs in non urban areas, do you think Wasco County should allow for them in:

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* 7. In Wasco County zones that permit multi-family dwelling complexes, do you think alternative housing configurations that allow for more than one dwelling unit (like a mother in law suite or accessory dwelling unit) should be: 

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* 8. Farm labor housing is  multi-unit residential structures that house agricultural workers for harvest or production.  This differs from farmer or farmer help single family dwellings.

Do you think multi-family farm labor housing should be:

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* 9. Do you have any other feedback for Wasco County 2040?

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