July 2nd, 2018 Tillamook City Council passed a new ordinance allowing System Development Charges (SDC Fees) to be waived for Habitat for Humanity projects within city limits!

“With the housing crisis in Tillamook County we have seen a need for strategic partnerships with all those concerned with being a part of the solution,” says Habitat Executive Director Cami Aufdermauer. “This exemption will allow Habitat homes to be built more affordably while getting vacant land developed and sold to deserving families. In return, these families give back to our community through way of property tax payments on their new home, with peace of mind that they will be able to afford their monthly mortgage payment.”

It is truly a win win for all parties involved. The City Council and City Manager have spent the last two months drafting and reviewing this ordinance which passed this evening unanimously. Habitat recently turned in a land use application for their first ever multi-family dwelling unit where they will double the number of new construction homes they build in 2019-2020.

“It is a very exciting time to be a part of the development process. With new and improved zoning changes happening and out the box thinking, I know we are going to see the Mook come together and get people housed,” says Aufdermauer. Today will go down in the history books for Habitat as another step forward towards helping create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.