Missing Middle Housing community event on Thursday, March 28

Press release from MountainTrue

Did the comprehensive 150+ page report on Middle Housing slip past you during the busy holiday season? You’re not alone. Join us for a “Missing Middle Housing: TL;DR” — an event to catch you up, and inform you on “Middle Housing” and what it really means for Asheville and communities across the United States.

What: Missing Middle Housing: TL;DR. An event exploring what Missing Middle Housing is and why we need it.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Where: Ferguson Auditorium at AB-Tech Community College, 19 Tech Dr. Asheville, NC 28801

Who: Co-hosted by an impressive coalition including MountainTrue and Neighbors for More Neighbors WNC, AARP NC Mountain Region, Asheville City Association of Educators, Asheville for All, Asheville Food and Beverage United, Asheville on Bikes, Buncombe County Association of Educators, East Fork Pottery, Just Economics, Mountain Housing Opportunities, Pisgah Legal Services, and Thrive Asheville.

Admission: Free (RSVP Required for planning purposes)

RSVP here

Middle Housing, including duplexes, triplexes, granny flats, and townhomes, plays a crucial role in creating diverse and affordable living options. Historically common, these housing types have gone missing due to zoning policies, to the detriment of affordability and diversity in our communities. It’s time to revisit these concepts and explore how bringing back Missing Middle Housing can benefit everyone in Asheville.

This enlightening event will feature speakers from various sectors, including environmental, housing advocacy, and senior communities, offering diverse perspectives on the importance of Middle Housing. Speakers will include:

  • Susan Bean, Neighbors for More Neighbors WNC
  • Geoffrey Barton, Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc.
  • Rebecca Chaplin, AARP NC Mountain Region
  • Tonya Jameson, Leading On Opportunity
  • Andy Paul, Asheville For All
  • Shanna Peele, Buncombe County Association of Educators – BCAE

With engaging visuals and real-life examples, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of diverse housing types, their benefits, and how they can transform our community for the better.

Interactive and Informative: Prepare to engage with experts, ask questions, and share your views on how we can embrace Middle Housing to create a more inclusive and sustainable Asheville.

We’re inviting the entire community to join this important conversation. Whether you’re a long-time advocate or new to the topic, this event promises valuable insights and discussions on how we can collectively work towards a more equitable housing landscape.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and contribute to shaping the future of housing in our community. See you there!

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