Can the city require affordable housing?

Yes, state law does allow cities to require affordable housing with new developments. In this case, it might be a little tricky because state law also says Beaverton cannot add “unreasonable cost or delay” to middle housing (go to the section about House Bill 2001 to learn more).

If the City Council asked staff to pursue this possibility further, it would require additional study to see if there is a feasible approach that would add to the housing supply and add affordable housing, too.

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1. Can the city require affordable housing?