Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek is hellbent on building more housing and willing to defy conservationists who have long backed her by giving cities a one-time chance to bypass the state’s land use laws to build housing faster.
Affordable housing options that prioritize people with disabilities are limited and waitlists are long. We hear more about a local effort to fix that from Jennifer Knapp, executive director of Community Vision, as well as a couple of recipients.
Gov. Tina Kotek has staked her political future and legacy on delivering on one promise: improving the state’s housing and homelessness crisis. And there is one bill this session she hopes will help her make good on the promise: Senate Bill 1537.