HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Would lower fees make houses affordable?

Written May 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

In the interest of making houses more “affordable,” the Albany City Council seems inclined to lower systems development charges on small new single-family dwellings and raise them on big ones. But “affordable” is not a firm number, so whether the idea works is impossible to predict.


Impact fees and the price of new houses

Written December 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You know what’s kind of fun now and then? It’s to ride your bike on a network of brand new, freshly paved suburban streets before there’s any traffic because the houses have yet to be built.


 
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