City's 'Action Plan' isn't to develop affordable housing
Last updated 2/12/2020 at 12:03pm
Recently, the City Council accepted a state grant to develop a Housing Action Plan. We heard from a number of residents at our meeting after the Beacon covered this issue, and I wanted to share my perspective on what the Action Plan is, and is not.
The Action Plan will look at many different tools. Some tools might allow residents to develop accessory dwelling units, sometimes called mother-in-law units, on their property. We allow these units today, but not many people choose to build them. Perhaps we can learn about how to make it work better. They might allow families an extra income, o...