Across the United States, there is a mismatch between the available housing stock and what the market wants and needs. Communities and builders are recognizing the need for a shift in the way American homes are designed, regulated and developed.
So-called "Missing Middle Housing" is a critical part of the solution.
Created by AARP Livable Communities and Opticos Design (the firm that popularized the term "Missing Middle Housing"), Discovering and Developing Missing Middle Housing provides local leaders, building and planning professionals, and involved community members with information about what Missing Middle Housing is, where it still exists, and why it’s time for communities nationwide to return this versatile residence type to America’s housing portfolio.
Created by AARP Government Affairs and ECONorthwest, Re-Legalizing Middle Housing: A Model Act and Guide to Statewide Legislation provides options for state and local governments to create and enact effective, customized Middle Housing legislation that works. This publication can empower volunteer leaders, interested residents, planners and government officials to help remove the “missing” from of “Missing Middle Housing."
Missing Middle Housing is, ideally:
- located within a walkable area, close to amenities
- never exceeds the scale of a house (height, width and depth)
- mixes well with other building types
- features small but well-designed residences
- can be for sale or rent
- and creates a sense of community within a building and in the neighborhood
The Missing Middle Housing Collection
- Free Publication: Discovering and Developing Missing Middle Housing
- Free Publication: Re-Legalizing Middle Housing
- Book Excerpt: The 'Missing' Affordable Housing Solution
- Book Excerpt: 12 Barriers to Missing Middle Housing
- Photo Gallery: Missing Middle Housing Types
- Article: Bring Back Missing Middle Housing
- Interview: 5 Questions for ... Daniel Parolek
- Video: Missing Middle Housing: A Video Introduction
- Video: Watch a webinar about Missing Middle Housing
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Page updated March 2023
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