Date: Thursday, September 19

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Room: Galleria III

Tracks:  Rural Communities, Advocacy and Policy


  • Mary Kyle McCurdy, Deputy Director, 1000 Friends of Oregon
  • Mike Eliason, Interim Executive Director, Legislative Director, Association of Oregon Counties
  • Jennifer M. Bragar, President, Housing Land Advocates, Owner and Attorney with Tomasi Salyer Martin
  • Kevin Young, Senior Urban Planner, Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development

Panel discussion examining how bills passed during the 2019 legislative session, as well as existing planning law, will affect housing development in both urban and rural Oregon cities. What future impact will new bills have on the supply of affordable housing. HB 2001, requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 or within Metro to allow duplexes in lands zoned for single-family dwellings within urban growth boundaries. HB 2003, requires the State to develop methodology to conduct regional housing needs analysis and for cities to estimate needed housing units for next 20 years.