Housing tax credit for Oregon’s agricultural workforce, explained

Oregon lawmakers are being asked to consider extending a tax credit designed to encourage the development of agricultural worker housing by allowing housing developers to obtain loans for projects completed by January 2030.

Outside the capital, advocates and providers of agricultural workforce housing disagree on one key point: whether the tax credit even works.

Agricultural entrepreneurs who provide housing say the loan doesn’t work for them because it requires upfront capital, which many farms don’t have.

Housing developers in the community say it’s working well.

The Statesman Journal took a look at the program to find out how it works.

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