HB 4051 – Extends sunset of Task Force on Homelessness and Racial Disparities until January 2, 2026
Signed into law by Governor Brown on March 23, 2022.
Staff summary as of Feb 14 “Extends sunset date for Task Force on Homelessness and Racial Disparities to January 2, 2026. Directs Task Force to provide a report identifying implementation pathways for changes to the state’s funding structure, modifications for contracting processes, and solutions regarding eligibility and funding of services for individuals experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Directs Task Force to deliver reports to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly by September 15, 2022 and March 31, 2023, and allows Task Force to deliver additional reports outside of the dates identified. Extends date, from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023, by which a local government must approve an application for development of land for an emergency shelter, subject to the terms and conditions provided by chapter 18, Oregon Laws 2021. Clarifies that a local government shall allow affordable housing and may not require a zoning change or conditional use permit on property that is: owned either by a public body or nonprofit corporation organized as a religious corporation; or is zoned for commercial use, to allow religious assembly, or as public land. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.”
The website for the task force is here (accurate as of August 23, 2022).