The Metro Council received the recommendations of its regional Housing Choice Task Force on April 20, 2006.
Task force recommendations
The Housing Choice Task Force recommended that Metro:
- integrate housing supply concerns, and specifically affordable housing, into all policy making and funding allocations, and create a permanent Housing Choice Advisory Committee
- direct efforts toward development of a new, permanent regional resource for affordable housing, and lead advocacy for increased funding at the federal, state and regional levels
- promote strategies identified to remove regulatory barriers and reduce the cost of developing housing and affordable housing specifically, especially in centers and corridors as identified in the 2040 Growth Plan
- prioritize the budget for housing to provide technical assistance to local governments, such as land/site inventory, model codes, etc.