The chances of passing sweeping legislation to pave the way for a surge in construction of affordable housing across the state has all but fizzled out. There were many who warned that an abbreviated off-year legislative session was no place to take on such a huge issue and hope to have it solved within a month or so.
Due to the shortness of the off year session, the affordable housing bill got divided into four related bills so that each component could be thoroughly reviewed before a vote. Some elements weren’t doing so well. And word has it, if all four aren’t passed it would gut the effectiveness of the effort.
But here’s what the scorecard looks like as of today as revealed in The Oregonian. Click here.