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HOU-1.03 - Affordable Housing Production Goal - Urban Portion of Unincorporated Multnomah County

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION GOAL - Urban Portion of Unincorporated Multnomah County
Non-Binding City Policy
NCP-HOU-1.03

PURPOSE
 
WHEREAS, the Metro Council, the Portland area regional government charged with long range growth management, has determined that affordable housing is a matter of regional concern and would benefit from long range planning.
 
WHEREAS, the Metro Council adopted Regional Growth Goals and Objectives (RUGGO) in 1991, and the 2040 Growth Concept in 1995 to plan for long range growth management and incorporated it into the Metro Code as Section 3.07.
 
WHEREAS, the Metro Council adopted the Urban Growth Management Functional Plan in 1996 to implement the growth concept.
 
WHEREAS, Urban Growth Management Functional Plan includes Title 7 regarding affordable housing and Title 8 regarding definitions, which recommended changes to comprehensive plans and related actions including implementing regulations by local jurisdictions.
 
WHEREAS, the Affordable Housing Technical Advisory Committee met from September of 1998 to June of 2000 to develop the affordable housing production goals and implementation strategies described in the Regional Affordable Housing Strategy (RAHS) and forwarded its final recommendations in June 2000 to the Metro Council.
 
WHEREAS, Metro Council amended the Regional Framework Plan and Urban Growth Management Functional Plan by adoption of Ordinance No. 00-882C on January 18, 2001, and subsequent actions to incorporate some of its recommendations.
 
WHEREAS, Ordinance 00-882C, amended Section 1.3 of the Regional Framework Plan and Titles 7 and 8 of the and Urban Growth Management Functional Plan to include voluntary affordable housing production goals and requirements for changes to comprehensive plans and implementing ordinances.
 
WHEREAS, Ordinance 00-882C initiated a series of reporting requirements by local jurisdictions on their progress in achieving the goals of the Regional Affordable Housing Strategy (RAHS).
 
WHEREAS, in April 2002, the City of Portland submitted its first round of reporting on the City’s actions and on a variety of land use and other tools and strategies to promote broader affordable housing opportunities.
 
WHEREAS, the Metro Council in the summer of 2003 amended Title 7 reporting requirements to specify more clearly the minimum actions which must be taken by local jurisdictions to achieve compliance with Section 1.3 of the Regional Framework Plan.
 
WHEREAS, City of Portland Planning Bureau staff, in consultation with staff from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) and the Portland Development Commission (PDC), produced its second report to Metro, which was accepted by City Council on December 17, 2003 by adoption of Resolution 36190. This report was on the status of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances explaining the consideration of each tool listed in subsection 3.07.730B of the Metro Code and was due on December 31, 2003.
 
WHEREAS, the second compliance report was submitted to Metro shortly after the December 17, 2003 hearing and before December 31, 2003
 
WHEREAS, the City of Portland Planning Bureau staff, in consultation with staff from the BHCD and PDC, has produced the third and final report to Metro. This report details the outcomes of the City’s amendments to its Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances pending at the time of the second report and the public response to the adoption of these amendments and ordinances and other affordable housing tools and strategies as required by subsection 3.07.730C. This report is due to Metro June 30, 2004
 
WHEREAS, the City of Portland and Multnomah County have entered into an Urban Planning Area Agreement (UPAA), the City acknowledges and accepts the responsibility to employ land use regulatory strategies that assist in the accomplishment of the goals for urban pockets.
 
WHEREAS, the unincorporated portions of Multnomah County covered by the UPAA will eventually annex to the City.
 
WHEREAS, Multnomah County has adopted the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan and the Planning and Zoning Code for those areas covered by the urban planning area agreement.
 
WHEREAS, the City of Portland’s compliance report in Exhibit A, with supporting Appendices in Exhibit B, should be sufficient for the reporting requirements of Metro Ordinance No. 00-882C for the urban pockets.
 
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 00-882C also included an amendment to Title 7 of the Urban Growth Management Functional Plan that sets five year voluntary housing production goals for the time period of 2001-2006 for adoption by each city and county under Metro’s jurisdiction. These Affordable Housing Production Goals are listed in Table 3.07-7 of the Metro Code.
 
WHEREAS, the voluntary Affordable Housing Production Goal for the City of Portland is 1,791 housing units affordable to households at or below 30 percent of median area income and was .adopted by City Council by Resolution 36190 on December 17, 2003.
 
WHEREAS, the urban portion of unincorporated Multnomah County that is designated for residential development lies primarily within Portland urban services boundary.
 
WHEREAS, the voluntary Affordable Housing Production Goal for the urban portion of unincorporated Multnomah County is 134 units of which 81 units are to be affordable to extremely low income households (at or below 30 percent median family income (MFI)) and 53 units are to be affordable to households to low income households (at or below 50 percent MFI).
 

POLICY
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City of Portland accept the recommended third Title 7, Housing Compliance Report in Exhibit A , with supporting Appendices in Exhibit B , and forward it to Metro to satisfy the City’s reporting requirements under Title 7 of Metro’s Urban Growth Management Functional Plan.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City of Portland ask Metro to accept its third Title 7 Compliance Report for the Multnomah County urban pockets for which it has entered into an urban area planning agreement.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City of Portland adopt the voluntary affordable housing production goal of 134 new housing units for the five year reporting period, of which 81 units are to be affordable to households at or below 30 percent MFI and 53 units are to be affordable to households at or below 50 percent MFI as required by Title 7 of Metro’s Urban Growth Management Functional Plan.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that City of Portland adopts this resolution as a non-binding city policy.

 
HISTORY
Resolution No. 36227
Adopted by Council June 23, 2004