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At the Build Small, Live Large Summit on Friday, November 6th, the five panelists in the Space-Efficient Housing Policy Round Table (Eli Spevak, Jean-Pierre Veillet, Danell Norby, Liz Getty, and Rachel Ginis) did an excellent job describing the regulatory challenges they face in their daily work as they attempt to create small homes. They also presented clever solutions to address or work around these challenges and left the audience with tangible ways they could support space-efficient housing. A member of the audience asked us to make the list available online and we thought that was a great idea, so we’ve obliged. Read on and pick an action item to help us promote small housing choices! Also be sure to read the How to Stay Involved in the Small House Movement by Billy Ulmer, published by Portland Alternative Dwellings.
Portland, OR Residents
Here’s a little update from Kol about the Multnomah County tax change:
For ADU owners, prospective homeowner/builders, builders, designers, we’re organizing through Google Groups. You can request to join here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/multnomah-tax-change. Once you join, you can post questions or comments to the group. So whether you just completed your ADU, or you are in design, construction, or working in the industry, you’ll be able to keep up on the various actions being organized. Those that were hit by new taxes this year are preparing a group appeal, but there are political actions that are likely to happen, so you can keep up to speed with that issue through this Google Group as well.