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Building more homes is Kotek’s top priority for 2024 Oregon legislative session

Oregon’s government, led by Governor Tina Kotek, is determined to address the state’s housing crisis. The aims include not only developing better shelter infrastructure but primarily increasing housing production. The goal is to nearly double the number of homes built annually over the next decade, making housing more affordable and ensuring half of these homes cater to low-income families. Challenges in affording infrastructure costs for new homes and skepticism in the Senate might pose hurdles. Additional measures being explored include standardizing rental applications and controlling short-term rentals.