Last week, HBA presented middle housing related legislation to over 170 builders, realtors, lenders and title officers associated with HBA member Lawyers Title. The presentation covered House Bill 2001 (2019) and companion Senate Bill 458 (2021), along with Portland’s Residential Infill Project (RIP) and RIP 2.0. You can view a copy of the presentation slides here. While HBA-championed HB2001 paved the way for building more diverse housing types in single dwelling zones, SB458 allows land to be divided more quickly for middle housing—offering a speedier path to delivering more home ownership options. SB458 becomes effective June 30, 2022, allowing for an expedited land division process for qualifying middle housing permit applications. Portland’s RIP, passed in 2020 and effective August 1, 2022, applies to R2.5-R7 single dwelling zones. While it largely complied with HB2001 middle housing requirements, RIP 2.0 will address outstanding compliance needs for the larger R10 and R20 single dwelling zones, as well as create a townhome and cottage cluster code across zones. To learn more about HBA involvement and middle housing in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Hood River Counties, contact Roseann Johnson at email@example.com. To learn more about HBA involvement and middle housing in Portland, along with Washington, Columbia and Yamhill Counties, contact Ryan Makinster at firstname.lastname@example.org.