What is House Bill 2001 and what is "Middle Housing?"

House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) is a 2019 Oregon law that expands housing choices. Oregon Administrative Rules (rules) direct local development of standards to meet the law.

The law and its rules require large cities and counties with land in the Metro Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), including the City of Beaverton, to allow more middle housing – duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, cottage clusters and townhouses – in certain areas.

This is called middle housing because it offers more living units than a single-detached house, but fewer than a typical apartment building.

Beaverton must update our land use regulations to comply with HB 2001 by June 30, 2022.

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1. What is House Bill 2001 and what is "Middle Housing?"
2. What areas will be affected by HB 2001 overall? In the City of Beaverton?
3. What is required to comply with HB 2001?
4. Why is HB 2001 important?
5. How will decisions be made on new regulations?
6. Where is there flexibility with HB 2001 compliance?
7. Where is there not flexibility with HB 2001 compliance?
8. Can I still build a single-detached home?
9. Is the city going to force people in existing neighborhoods to build middle housing?
10. Have other counties or states done something like HB 2001?
11. In some neighborhoods Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), other agreements between private parties, or deed restrictions don’t allow more than one living unit per lot. How do I know if r
12. What if I have concerns about the requirements of House Bill 2001?