Here’s how to weigh in today for striking down local bans on missing-middle housing

Here’s who to write. A short note is fine – what matters is that they know someone cared enough about House Bill 2001 to get in touch.

jwmtr.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

This will go to the committee in question and be entered into the bill’s official testimony record. If you also want to contact your own legislator, fantastic! You can get their contact info here.

Here’s are some things you could mention in support of House Bill 2001 (but say whatever you feel, of course):

  • Oregon’s current zoning laws are harming the state every day. Re-legalizing duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes will shift market-rate construction in low-density areas away from luxury McMansions and toward middle housing that’s affordable to the middle class from day one.
  • Legalizing missing-middle makes every dollar of funding for below-market housing go further. That’s why it’s backed by nonprofit developers like Habitat for Humanity, PCRI and Hacienda CDC.
  • Legalizing middle housing makes it far easier for Oregonians to voluntarily cut their carbon emissions. It’s a perfect complement to statewide carbon pricing.

Also, include your name and address and (if you want to) feel free to briefly tell your own housing story. And be sure to be polite and thank them for their time.

And thank you! If you’d like, spread the word.


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