20170224_144253After more than 500 hours of workshops and deliberations, the Bend Collaborative Housing Workgroup released recommendations for spurring middle market housing development in Bend.

The recommendations were shared with the Bend City Council and were the subject of a City Club of Central Oregon forum  entitled, “Economic Development in a Housing Crisis: Real Solutions for Solving Our Middle Market Housing Crunch.”

The steering committee for the workgroup included COAR, Central Oregon Builders Association, Brooks Resources Corporation, Housing Works, OSU-Cascades, the American Institute of Architects Southwestern Oregon Chapter, the City of Bend, and a retired land use attorney.

Additionally, over 25 community members participated in the workgroup, including builders, developers, architects, housing advocates, city councilors and planning commissioners.

A comprehensive report detailed 12 tools for improving middle market housing to the Bend City Council, several of which are now under active development.  To read the full report, click here:  READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

For more information on our housing work, contact:  info@bend2030.org