Q: What is a Housing Production Strategy (HPS)?
A: The Housing Production Strategy is a list of specific tools, actions, and policies the City plans to take to address the housing the City needs, complete with timelines for adopting and implementing each strategy. The Housing Production Strategy follows the Housing Needs Analysis completed last year, which identified the housing Baker City is projected to need now, and up to 20 years in the future.
Q: How will this help with housing?
A: As the City gains a better understanding of what barriers may be preventing or slowing down building the housing our community needs, the City can act to address those barriers. It is important the City hear from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds and experiences to fully understand the challenges.
Q: Will Baker City grow because of this?
A. No. The Housing Needs Analysis looked at the current population and the projected population of the City in 20 years, and identified housing needs based on that information. This project is for housing to meet the community’s current and near future needs, not to spark growth in the City.