BEND, OR -- The lack of affordable housing is an issue that has plagued Bend for some time. City Manager Eric King says the City Council is looking at codes and regulations that hamper affordable housing efforts. He says reducing System Development Charges is being considered. King says development of stand-alone cottage homes, clustered together around open space, is also being explored. Another option for promoting affordable housingn is development of cottage homes, clustered together, near open space. .