Groundbreaking news from Oakland CA!  Last night the city’s Planning Commissions unanimously recommended to the Oakland City Council that they approve ordinance amendments that will permit movable tiny homes as habitable dwelling units as ADU’s and standalone units on their own lot.
For example, a typical single-family lot is permitted to have 3 units — thus a vacant lot can have 3 movable tiny homes.  THIA President, Dan Fitzpatrick has been working closely with the Mayor’s housing staff for the past three (3) years said,
“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.”
The ordinance now goes to the City Council subcommittee and then to the full Council in the early fall.