Expanding Housing Options

6 Ways to Expand Housing Options In Your Community

Eugene desperately needs more housing options.. over 60 percent of our housing supply is in the form of single family homes and much of the remainder is the form of larger multi-unit developments, which aren't options that fit with the lifestyle and budgets of many Eugene residents. This article provides 6 ways to expand housing options in a community, including making neighborhoods more walkable and looking at the zoning code.

Look into your city’s codes to see whether mixed-use buildings are allowed and if so, where. You could also investigate whether commercial buildings are allowed in residential neighborhoods. This research will give you an idea of your town’s landscape and what you might be up against if you want to improve housing availability and affordability.
— Rachel Quednau