Breaking New Ground: Gov. Kate Brown Announces New Housing Plan

Breaking New Ground: Gov. Kate Brown Announces New Housing Plan

“Together, we can make Oregon a place where every child has a safe and stable place to call home.”

This week, Gov. Brown released an “aspirational” housing plan called “Breaking New Ground” to help thousands of Oregonians find “stable housing.” During her announcement, she called the plan “ambitious and historic” recognizing the $400 million investment it will require over two years.

"It will take all of us working together to prevent people from slipping into homelessness, to get people quickly off the street, and to help all Oregonians access stable homes," Brown said.

According to Brown, the plan gives a road map that addresses six priority areas: equity and racial justice, homelessness, permanent supportive housing, affordable rental housing, homeownership, and rural communities. Each priority area has its own goals.

Margaret Salazar, the director of Oregon Housing and Community Services says that some of these priorities are well underway.

According to KOIN, “One of their goals is to have 25,000 homes in their development pipeline. Salazar said, "As of January 1 more than 8500 homes in our development pipeline."

For more information visit KOIN, KGW, and Patch

The full Breaking New Ground plan summary is available here.