Legislators pitch plans to build more homes, help with down payments


March 2, 2022

By Julia Shumway

Oregon Capital Chronicle

Legislative Democrats and local elected leaders from around Oregon on Thursday pitched a $400 million plan to get more homeless people off the streets, build more affordable houses and help low-income families come up with down payments for homes.

The proposal, one of several plans worked out for the roughly $1.5 billion lawmakers can spend before going home in March, would allocate $215 million to building and preserving affordable housing, $165 million to programs to address homelessness and $20 million to help families buy homes.

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