Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) announced a partnership to address the pressing need for quality Early Care and Education (ECE) facilities and affordable housing in Oregon. This partnership, known as Build Up Oregon, is partially supported by a $10 million investment, allocated by House Bill 5011 and it will support co-locating ECE facilities and affordable housing.

Build Up Oregon initially aims to create or preserve 600 ECE slots by supporting co-location with affordable housing developments. Increased ECE slots will help low-income families access early education, provide economic development opportunities, and strengthen communities.