WE CAN Guest Viewpoint: Housing Choice and Affordability

Eugene missing out on affordable home options

A Guest Viewpoint in the Register Guard today outlines the importance of missing middle housing for providing housing choice and affordability, its lack in Eugene, and why we need to be having this discussion now.

With a growing percentage of Eugene residents living in smaller households and increased demand for homes in walkable neighborhoods, missing middle housing would be desirable for many potential homeowners who don’t necessarily need or want a lot of space or a large yard — as starter homes for the young, downsizing options for empty-nesters, and affordable options for smaller families.
— Kevin Shanley, Dennis Casady and Sparrow Cantrell