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The money will help with a housing analysis and a housing production strategy as Canby looks to the future

The City of Canby will receive approximately $100,000 in grant assistant from the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to bolster future planning efforts.

The DLCD recently notified the city's Planning Department it will be awarded two grants to help with consulting services, one for approximately $65,000 for a housing needs analysis and another for about $35,000 towards a housing production strategy.

FILE PHOTO - The City of Canby's Planning Department was recently notified it will receive a pair of grants to help with housing analysis and future strategy.

"The grants will greatly help the city understand the housing needs for everyone in Canby," Planning Director Don Hardy said. "It will assist us in identifying what types of housing and what additional land is needed to accommodate the forecasted 20-year population for the city. This will also be valuable as the background information for the anticipated city comprehensive plan update process which is anticipated to start in the fall 2022."

The housing needs analysis and housing production strategy are required by the State of Oregon. The housing needs analysis will be used to assess the current housing inventory of the city and identify the suitable supply of buildable land. The housing production strategy will outline a plan and timeline for implementing tools, actions, and policies to address the housing needs.

In late September, the Planning Department also applied for the DLCD Economic Opportunity Grant for approximately $50,000.

To support these efforts, the city has pledged another $22,000 in city in-kind services. This includes time used to assist the consultants, working with local stakeholders, and attendance at public meetings. The city anticipates hearing back from DLCD by December 2021.

For more information on the City of Canby's planning efforts, call the Planning Department at 503-266-7001.

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