What It's About:
Ten years after the “Great Recession,” our industry is only back to 67% of what it once was. Why? For starters, where 18- to 34-year-olds used to account for 60% of new home sales, today they only account for 8%. For this group and many others seeking unique, convenient, walkable housing, Missing Middle Housing may be the answer. An older concept that was restricted by zoning in many parts of the country 75 years ago, Missing Middle Housing is one of the reasons why older, in-town sections of our cities are so charming. With rising land and development costs, duplexes, quads, mansion apartments, stacked flats and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can help provide a much-needed dose of housing affordability. This session explores what Missing Middle Housing is, how cities are successfully implementing it and how builders can capitalize on these opportunities.
What You'll Learn:
Learn the definition of Missing Middle Housing.
Understand why Missing Middle Housing can be an important key to bringing back the first-time buyer as well as those seeking more walkability and affordability.
See examples of Missing Middle Housing being implemented in cities across America today.
How to Attend:
Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)
AIA CES Credit Eligible:
NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.