SALEM, Ore. –Senator Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln City) has been appointed to the Housing Production Advisory Council (HPAC) which will be tasked with formulating an action plan to meet the Governor’s 36,000-unit annual housing production target.
Senator Anderson released the following statement:
“It is an honor to be selected to serve on this Council and help promote solutions for the housing crisis. We are in desperate need to find fast and innovative ways to increase the supply of housing in all corners of Oregon. As Vice-Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, and representing large portions of Oregon’s Coast, I know firsthand the crisis in front of us. The Governor has ambitious plans to double our housing unit production per year, and I will be an outspoken proponent of cutting red tape, streamlining the process, and getting decisions down to the local level as fast as possible.”
Senator Anderson has 35 years of experience in the housing and mortgage industry and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Housing and Development Committee. During his 12 years as Mayor of Lincoln City and a Lincoln City Councilor, Senator Anderson focused on finding solutions to increase the supply of housing. As a result, many positive changes came about to alleviate barriers to production. Senator Anderson’s leadership in this area will be invaluable to the Council.