Keizer Middle Housing Project (HB2001)

The purpose of The Keizer Middle Housing Code Update project is to bring the City into compliance with House Bill 2001 (HB 2001). In 2019, the Oregon Legislature adopted HB 2001 requiring cities to provide more housing choices, especially housing choices more people can afford. The Code Update project is funded in part by an Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) grant, with a portion allocated for planning assistance to local governments. In addition, the State recently adopted SB 458 (2021), which requires cities to allow expedited land divisions for middle housing. This memorandum provides an overview of the new state housing requirements for both HB 2001 and SB 458, and an audit of the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and Development Code.