first_img Facebook 0 Share. Pinterest Affordable Housing Bill Could Mean Hundreds of New Homes for Redmond State Representative Jack Zika issued the following statement regarding HB 2336, relating to the affordable housing pilot program:“House Bill 2336 will help Redmond develop more affordable housing. Oregon’s land use system is badly broken, and is playing a key role in our high cost of housing in Central Oregon. Today’s work session is an important step to giving Redmond the ability to bring more much-needed affordable housing. The passage of HB 2336 would bring an additional 485 new homes to Redmond. Half of those homes would be deed restricted at 80% AMI (Area Median Income).”HB 2336 removes the population requirement for affordable housing pilot program if no qualifying nomination is received for a city with population under 25,000. The affordable housing pilot program is intended to expedite development of affordable housing units outside urban growth boundaries.A public hearing for HB 2336 took place during the House Human Services and Housing Committee meeting on February 11 and a work session took place February 18, during which Committee members were expected to vote on moving the bill to the House floor.Zika is a Chief Sponsor of HB 2336 and member of the House Human Services and Housing Committee. Zika is a former member of the Redmond Planning Commission, where he made decisions about local housing and land use policies, and is a real estate broker.House District 53 includes the communities of Redmond, Tumalo, Sunriver and portions of Bend and unincorporated Deschutes County. on February 19, 2019 Twittercenter_img E-Headlines Tumblr Google+ Email By CBN LinkedInlast_img

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