Land-use and Affordable Housing

Blame lack of incentives, not land-use system, for housing crisis (opinion)

Want to lower housing costs? Increase the supply (opinion)

As we work to accommodate growth in Eugene and throughout Oregon, how do we ensure that we have an adequate supply of affordable housing, so that we all have good housing options?  Oregon's land-use planning requires us to figure out how if we have enough land to build enough housing for everyone (in Eugene, that is a key part of Envision Eugene) but how to ensure that housing is affordable is a little murkier. The above op-eds have some thoughts on how to accomplish it.

[Oregon’s planning system] does not say anything about “affordability,” and that is a gap the planning profession and others have long recognized.
— Brian Campbell, The Oregonian guest columnist