Next Friday Sightline housing researcher Margaret Morales will speak on a panel at the Build Small Live Large Summit in Portland. Her presentation will focus on eliminating policy barriers to building backyard cottages and mother-in-law units in Cascadia. Municipal regulations restrict the development of these housing types, ultimately impeding a housing solution to both affordability and growth management issues. Margaret will join other housing experts on a panel to discuss land use regulations, fees, and permitting standards that restrict accessory dwelling unit (ADU) development, and share viable solutions to knock down these barriers. Panelists include:
- Margaret Morales, Sightline Institute
- Madeline Kovacs, Portland for Everyone
- Eli Spevak, Orange Splot, LLC
- Harriet Tregoning, Former Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
- What: Build Small Live Large Summit
- Where: Portland, Oregon
- When: November 3, 2017, 1:30 pm
- Tickets: Register here.
Check out our research on ADUs and tiny homes below:
- Why Vancouver Trounces the Rest of Cascadia in Building ADUs. And how Portland and Seattle could play some serious catch-up.
- ADUs and Don’ts. The gauntlet of rules that in-law and cottage units must run.
- Legalizing the Tiny House. Bringing rogue housing in from the cold.
- Seattle’s Single-Family Neighborhoods Already Include Thousands of Duplexes. New map reveals nearly 10,000 ‘plex and ADU homes in the city’s most coveted, contentious, and opportunity-rich areas.
- Returning Seattle to Its Roots in Diverse Housing Types. Multi-family historic housing exceptions provide homes in opportunity-rich neighborhoods for more than 12,000 Seattleites today.
- Not in YOUR Backyard: Cottages, In-law Apartments, and the Predatory Delay of HALA’s ADU Rules. Abuse of a 1971 environmental law is displacing hundreds of low-income families from Seattle this year.