Expanding missing middle housing options a priority on Coalition’s legislative agenda

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NW REporter

Expanding missing middle housing options, such as detached and attached accessory dwelling units and multi-unit housing options that include duplex, triplex, and fourplex homes is one of the legislative priorities this year for the Coalition for More Housing Choices. Seattle King County REALTORS® is a member of the group, which includes a broad spectrum of Puget Sound regional leaders, civic organizations, businesses, labor, and nonprofits.

“This broad spectrum of housing choices fits a diverse range of needs from older adults wanting to age in place and grandparents wanting to live near their grandkids to students looking for affordable housing and families working to generate rental income on their property,” the Coalition stated in outlining its legislative agenda for the 2021 session.

The Coalition believes parking requirements, onerous impact fees, owner occupancy requirements, and other regulatory deterrents should be reduced. Financial incentives, such as the Infill Dividend concept, should be included in legislation as inducements for local governments.

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