Housing Production Strategy

The Housing Production Strategy project will create a plan to address Ashland’s unmet housing needs with a focus on equity and public input. At the end of this year long planning effort, the final Housing Production Strategy report will identify a set of specific actions the city will undertake over an 8-year period to promote the development needed housing. Such actions may include land use ordinance amendments, zoning changes, financial incentives, and other actions within the City’s purview.  The Housing Production Strategy will be informed by input from residents about their current housing situation and their views regarding actions the City could take to expand the range of housing options (see public engagement links).  

Ashland’s Housing Production Strategy is the third step in a four step process to support a variety of housing options.
  • Step 1: Buildable Lands Inventory, an inventory of the amount of vacant and partially vacant land within the City and Urban Growth Boundary that can accommodate new housing development. Completed December 2019 
  • Step 2: Housing Capacity Analysis, a report examining projected  housing needs over the next 20 years in consideration of household demographics, housing costs, and expected population growth. Completed May 2021.  This document was informed by citizen  responses to an online open house and survey, and the public comments received can be found here:  Summary of Online HCA Survey (4/1-15/2021)
  • Step 3: Housing Production Strategy, beginning spring 2022 
  • Step 4: Adoption and Implementation of the identified strategies, expected beginning in 2023 
A draft of the Housing Production Strategy document has been completed, and will be reviewed by the Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission for final review and recommendation before moving to the City Council for final review and adoption.  The Community is welcome to provide comments throughout the process.  The Draft document is scheduled to be reviewed at public hearings before the advisory bodies mentioned previously and the City Council over the next several months. 

February 23, 2023-Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee Meeting
February 28, 2023-Planning Commission Meeting
March 7, 2023-City Council Study Session
April 11, 2023-Planning Commission Meeting-Public Hearing
May 2, 2023-City Council Meeting-Public Hearing

Meetings, materials, presentations

Public Engagement/Open House
  • Closed October 14-Community Questionnaire 
  • October 19, 2022 Virtual Open House Event
  • August 25, 2022 HPS and Rent Burden Forum 
Advisory Committee Meetings Commission Meetings Council Meetings


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