HB 2006 – Relating to housing; declaring an emergency – 81st OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY–2021
Signed into law by Governor Brown on May 12, 2021! From my understanding this legislation “trumps” local zoning for the placement of shelters (read the details). Building codes must still be followed (e.g. structure must be built to allow overnight sleeping).
The Summary from the Legislative Website (read the law itself for the legislation that was actually passed). “Defines ’emergency shelter.’ Requires local governments to allow siting of qualifying emergency shelters by qualifying entities notwithstanding land use laws and regulations. Sunsets requirement July 1, 2022. Expands description of transitional housing accommodations to include motor-vehicle camping. Removes three-vehicle limit on motor-vehicle camping on religious institution property.] Expands motor-vehicle camping that political subdivisions may allow. Expands uses of Emergency Housing Account to include developing technical assistance regarding emergency shelters or transitional housing accommodations. Authorizes Housing and Community Services Department to use Emergency Housing Account to fund grants and technical assistance for organizations to develop or operate low-barrier emergency shelters, develop supportive facilities or provide rapid rehousing services and support. Authorizes Oregon Department of Administrative Services to distribute funds to develop navigation centers that must be operating on or before July 1, 2022. Declares emergency, effective on passage.”