Date:  Thursday, Oct. 7

Time:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)



Mary Kyle McCurdy, Deputy Director, 1000 Friends of Oregon


Ariel Nelson, Lobbyist, Oregon League of Cities

Joel Madsen, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Housing Authority & Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation

Emily Reiman, Executive Director, DevNW



SB 8 was passed during the 2021 legislative session making it easier for affordable housing developers to build on land not zoned for residential use bypassing local zoning and conditional use development processes. Join this panel discussion to learn more about strategies for engaging with planners to ease implementation in your local jurisdiction. Hear from local developers who advocated for this project and the types of projects they envision will now be easier to site and build working in partnership with faith-based communities and on land zoned for commercial use. Also learn how HB 2008 provides for property tax exemptions on property of religious organizations used solely to provide affordable housing to low-income households.