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Bend Considers Small Homes To Ease Rental Shortage

AP | Aug. 14, 2014 10:18 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 14, 2014 11:22 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

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To ease a rental shortage, the city of Bend is considering whether to make it easier for property owners to build accessory dwellings commonly known as mother-in-law apartments.

The Bulletin newspaper reports  such homes are already allowed under city code, but the approval process required in older areas of the city makes it easy for a neighbor to halt a project.

Members of the city’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee came up with the idea and say they anticipate some opposition. But chairman Andy High says it’s the quickest way to get rental housing up.

Information from: The Bulletin

 

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