Salem needs more housing. To help meet that need, the City is creating a Housing Production Strategy (HPS) to outline how Salem plans to encourage housing development. The HPS is expected to include tools, policies, and actions that promote the production of a variety of housing types.

During the HPS project, the City will work with the community to:

  • Confirm Salem’s housing needs
  • Conduct a market study to determine the feasibility of developing housing in mixed-use areas
  • Develop housing production strategies

The HPS project started in early 2024 and is expected to be complete by mid-2025. Throughout the project, the City will engage the community through focus groups, public meetings, interviews, and other outreach. This work will build upon the goals, policies, and community priorities established during the Our Salem project.

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