2019 Summit Program

Day 1
Nov 07 2019

Radical Regulations – Innovative Housing Legislation on the West Coast

Get the latest information on which cities and policymakers are changing the housing legislative landscape to better serve their communities and the demand for more affordable options.
Margaret Morales

Creating Short Term Communities – Temporary Housing Models Offer Transitional Solutions

Tiny homes and small housing can give people experiencing homelessness a safe place to live while they seek permanent affordable housing. This session will take a look at three different...
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What’s New with ADUs? Legislation, Development Costs and Valuation

Since 2017, many legislative efforts and entrepreneurial initiatives have brought ADUs to the forefront of the conversation about urban infill housing opportunities within residential areas in cities facing affordable housing issues....
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Kol Peterson

Keynote: Richard Rothstein

This presentation explodes the myth that individuals, or actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies, caused the divide of America’s cities by race. Learn about the forgotten...
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Richard Rothstein

Lunch and Book Club with Richard Rothstein

Join the economic policy historian for some face-to-face time with Richard to discuss his book and the future of the housing landscape.
Richard Rothstein

SRO Revival – A Reemergence of Co-living

Single room occupancy housing was once a widespread housing type that provided an affordable option to the working class until post-WWII social norms led to their closure. Now cities are...
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Meeting in the Middle – Effective Zoning Strategies for Missing Middle Housing

Generate missing middle housing by creating the change you want to see. This discussion will spotlight code update stories from four diverse jurisdictions of various sizes and geographies across Cascadia,...
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2019: The Year of Progress in ADU Finance Innovation

Transformational changes have been occurring with financing ADUs in 2019. Several financing options have come online this year to reduce the financial barrier to entry for homeowners who wish to...
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Is this thing working? Measuring the effect of your housing tools and incentives

Code updates, zoning changes, incentives… cities across the country are taking steps to increase the supply of small and middle housing in their communities. But are these measures delivering results?...
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Making the Case for More Neighbors: Strategies for Passing “Missing Middle” Housing Legislation

This moderated panel discussion will focus on effective communication and engagement strategies for passing legislation – whether it’s state laws or local zoning ordinances – to enable more missing middle...
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Universal Design – Introducing Accessible Homes in Residential Zones

Over the past few decades, accessibility requirements have infiltrated most parts of our built environment, from commercial spaces to airports to multifamily apartments.  But they generally don’t apply to single...
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Day 1
Nov 08 2019

ADU Academy

Register here: https://accessorydwellings.org/academy/ (Separate registration is required.)  

Friday Bus Tour: Fasten Your Seat Belts – It’s Been a Bumpy Ride… A Tour of Portland’s Hidden Discriminatory Housing History

Bus tour and facilitated discussion:  There was a time when Oregon was known as the most discriminatory state north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Until 1926, the Oregon Constitution stated it...
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