October 6, 2022
Housing supply has not kept up with demand in California. With costs among the highest in the nation, housing choices and ownership opportunities are increasingly out of reach for a growing number of individuals and families. Missing Middle Housing – accessory units, duplexes, fourplexes, courtyard buildings and more – can add supply, diversity, and affordability to more households.
On October 6, 2022 we held a virtual roundtable with innovator and educator Karen Parolek of Opticos Design, housing policy expert David Garcia of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, and developer Mott Smith of Civic Enterprise and the California Infill Builders Association, to explore the critical need for a greater range of housing options, Missing Middle Housing types that fill the gap between detached single-family homes and mid- to high-rise apartments, and barriers and solutions for implementation.