If you take ten minutes to take our current survey you will see a question about short term vacation rentals. We are asking for your input on vacation rentals and how you might like to use land use planning regulations to address (or not to). Short term rentals (rentals of dwelling for under 30 days, … Continue reading Short Term Rentals
Oregon Housing and Community Services has released County Housing Profiles as part of their development of a statewide Housing Plan. You can see Wasco County's data here: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/DO/shp/profiles/Wasco-County-Housing-Profile.pdf The data sheet gives information on wages related to housing affordability, home ownership rates, and some other indicators of economic and housing health. Data shows that there is … Continue reading Oregon Statewide Housing Plan
Planning staff gets frequent inquiries from people interested in building homes, secondary homes, or using their homes to supplement their income by renting out all or a portion of it. Staff has developed an infographic that talks about some of the popular alternative housing types and what we can/can't approve: Rural planning in Oregon differs from … Continue reading Housing Alternatives
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis has crunched the data and produced an interesting report on some of the primary causes of the current statewide housing shortage...and the answer may surprise you.