Oakland approves cutting-edge tiny house regulations!
WOW!! The City of Oakland, California is now tiny home friendly. The Mayor and City Council yesterday approved a sweeping set of ordinances that permit movable tiny homes as not only accessory dwelling units (ADUs), but also as units that can be placed on a city lot by itself or with other units.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Mayor’s staff the past several years in gaining acceptance for movable tiny homes as permanent habitable dwelling units. Oakland now joins the other major California cities in accepting tiny homes as an affordable and sustainable housing product.”
-THIA President Dan Fitzpatrick
The new ordinances go into effect, mid-January of 2022. This is a fairly complex set of laws. For more details, the ordinance provisions and staff report can be found here.
June 3, 2021 - exciting progress!
"We are very pleased with the Mayor's leadership and Planning Commission action last night to provide opportunities for movable tiny homes in assisting in the affordable housing crisis. The ability to now place movable tiny homes in backyards and on a lot by themselves is groundbreaking in the nation. Hopefully, other cities follow suit."