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CANADA
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BC Tiny House CollectiveCanada tiny house advocateshttp://bctinyhousecollective.com/
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Okotoks Town Council13/8/18Tiny homes, big community: Okotoks exploring affordable, eco-friendly homesOkotoks has teamed up with Calgary-based Vagabond Tiny Homes for the project and hopes to secure funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Affordable Housing Innovation Fund to make the village a reality.https://globalnews.ca/news/4385923/okotoks-tiny-homes-community/
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Holyrood Town Council3/8/18Holyrood council preparing for tiny home trend“We have not had any application, to my knowledge, for the construction of a home under 1,076 square feet, unlike other municipalities in the province,” Costello wrote. “We are trying to take a proactive approach to an emerging trend and, hopefully, have the necessary regulations in place prior to receiving an application for a tiny home.”http://www.thetelegram.com/news/regional/holyrood-council-preparing-for-tiny-home-trend-231282/
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Chatham-Kent City Council24/7/18Will ‘tiny homes’ fill the gap in CK?With the idea in its early stages, Canniff acknowledged that through a report, council and administration would be able to properly plan for the future development of affordable housing by using tiny homes.http://www.chathamthisweek.com/2018/07/24/will-tiny-homes-fill-the-gap-in-ck
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Whitehorse City Council10/7/18Grants OKed for Blood Ties Four DirectionsThe Blood Ties Four Directions Centre will receive funding from the city to help it cover the costs of both demolition and development for its tiny homes project on Sixth Avenue.

Council approved grants for the group at Monday evening’s council meeting.

The group is building five tiny homes to provide affordable housing along with support programming for the city’s most vulnerable.
http://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/grants-oked-for-blood-ties-four-directions
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Big Valley Village Council 8/7/18Tiny homes for Big ValleyWhile the Village of Big Valley council was expecting some push back from local residents they were surprised to find out that was not the case.https://drumhelleronline.com/local/tiny-homes-for-big-valley
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Edmonton City Council26/6/18Tiny homes, small apartments could be easier to build as city eyes loosening infill rulesTiny homes, small-lot apartments and duplexes are all on the table now as Edmonton looks to launch Phase 2 of its infill work.

Planners rolled out two dozen new action items for city council Monday, the product of a nearly two years of research projects and workshops with community groups and the development industry.
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/tiny-homes-small-apartments-could-be-easier-to-build-as-city-eyes-loosening-infill-rules
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Nelson City Council24/6/18Way paved for tiny home industry to begin with laneway housing bylaw approvalCity council approved the bylaw to allow construction of more housing — tiny homes — on properties with existing homes in order to increase the rental housing stock in the city.http://thenelsondaily.com/news/way-paved-tiny-home-industry-begin-laneway-housing-bylaw-approval#.WzDFOBIzYWo
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Ucluelet Municipal Council2/6/18Developer proposes village of tiny homes in Ucluelethttps://www.westerlynews.ca/news/developer-proposes-village-of-tiny-homes-in-ucluelet/
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Stephenville Town Council28/5/18Despite opposition Stephenville town council gives go ahead to tiny home developmentMayor Tom Rose said the letter of opposition stated the tiny homes would not fit in with the aesthetics of the neighborhood. However, he said in talking to the developers the quality of these homes would actually add to the aesthetics.http://www.thetelegram.com/news/despite-opposition-stephenville-town-council-gives-go-ahead-to-tiny-home-development-213483/
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Calgary City Council18/4/2018Tiny home village will provide more than a warm place for Calgary's homeless veterans“One veteran waking up homeless is a tragedy, 160 waking up homeless in a city as caring as Calgary is a blight on our city and 2,600 waking up across Canada without a home is a scandal,” said McCann.

The project is expected to go before Calgary City Council in September with completion slated for November.
http://www.660news.com/2018/04/18/tiny-home-village-will-provide-warm-place-calgarys-homeless-veterans/
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Georgetown City Council16/4/2018Islanders interested in tiny homes as an affordable housing model for P.E.I.Georgetown council is now looking at the possibility of creating a community of tiny homes within the municipality. Council has also approved $1,500 for an engineering consultant to look over the options for roadways and servicing to those lots.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/islanders-interested-in-tiny-homes-as-an-affordable-housing-model-for-pei-202137/
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Piikani Nation Council12/4/2018‘Tiny’ pilot project could have big rewards for Piikani NationA new pilot program on the Piikani Nation could see young people earning workplace experience building tiny houses to combat the housing crisis.http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2018/04/12/tiny-pilot-project-could-have-big-rewards-for-piikani-nation/
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Nuxalk Reserve Council30/3/2018First Nation goes tiny in answer to housing needs of single menThe band council approved Moody's proposal to build tiny homes in 2016, and two years later, the project is coming to fruition.https://bc.ctvnews.ca/first-nation-goes-tiny-in-answer-to-housing-needs-of-single-men-1.3866030
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Nuxalk Reserve Council25/3/2018B.C. First Nation hopes tiny solar-powered homes will give men in need a leg upShe pitched the idea of tiny homes to Nuxalk chief and council in 2016, and they enthusiastically endorsed the funding for a pilot project.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-first-nation-hopes-tiny-solar-powered-homes-will-give-men-in-need-a-leg-up-1.4591207
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Lake Cowichan Town Council21/3/2018Council approves four extra houses for Penny Lane at Lake CowichanFour tiny homes can now be added to the Penny Lane development near the Cowichan River.https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/council-approves-four-extra-houses-for-penny-lane-at-lake-cowichan/
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Georgetown City Council28/2/2018Georgetown hopes to get bigger with tiny homes
Council recently approved $1,500 for an engineering study on the idea.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-georgetown-tiny-home-subdivision-1.4555694
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Whitehorse City Council24/1/2018Decision pending on tiny house developmentIt’s expected to be clear next Monday whether a proposed five-unit tiny house development at Jarvis Street and Sixth Avenue can go ahead with the five units as planned.

City planner Ben Campbell brought forward a recommendation to allow the zoning amendment for the five units to council at its meeting Monday evening.
http://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/decision-pending-on-tiny-house-development
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Power River City Council 24/1/2018Tiny houses offer alternative option“We have an interesting council in that a number of them think outside the box and are looking at alternative housing styles. You don’t always see that with councils,” said Knight.http://www.prpeak.com/community/tiny-houses-offer-alternative-option-1.23153031
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Stephenville Town Council14/1/2018Tiny homes, tremendous opportunity? Stephenville hopes soA bylaw that requires single dwellings to be at least 750 square feet was amended with the full support of council in November 2017, to allow for homes as small as 387 square feet.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/tiny-home-subdivision-stephenville-1.4480928
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Lake Cowichan Town Council
28/12/2017
Are tiny houses coming to Lake Cowichan? Council looks at the ideaWith many municipalities looking at ways to attract more affordable housing, Lake Cowichan town council moved Dec. 19 to offer opportunities for development of so-called tiny houses in the community.https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/are-tiny-houses-coming-to-lake-cowichan-council-looks-at-the-idea/
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Delia Village Council7/12/2017Delia approves first tiny house developmentThe trend of tiny homes has hit the Village of Delia as its village council approved the construction of one such home.http://www.drumhellermail.com/news/30339-delia-approves-first-tiny-house-development
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Whitehorse City Council7/12/2017Tiny house project proposed for downtown WhitehorseThe Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society wants to put 5 units on one downtown lothttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tiny-homes-blood-ties-four-directions-whitehorse-1.4436589
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Grand Forks City Council
27/11/2017
City Public Hearing Covers Sustainable (Official) Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw Proposed Changes to Allow Garden Suites, Tiny Houses and Cluster HousingApproximately 20 residents, a near record crowd for an event of this type, attended Monday's Grand Forks City Council meeting to express interest in proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw, most notably, changes that could allow garden suites and tiny houses on wheels that meet certain criteria.http://boundarysentinel.com/news/city-public-hearing-covers-sustainable-official-community-plan-zoning-bylaw-proposed-changes#.Wh6Ia7T1UWp
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Grand Forks City Council
20/10/2017
70 Year Old Builds Innovative Off-Grid Tiny House For Debt Free RetirementCouncil are now working together with Peter to create a local tiny house community which could be the first of it’s kind in Canada.http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/70-year-old-builds-tiny-house-for-retirement/
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Netherlands12/4/2018Could a custom-made Tiny House be your affordable new home?
'The main difficulty at this point is finding a legal place to live in your Tiny House,’ says Marjolein. ‘It’s a new way of living and the municipalities, they’re warming up to the idea, but they still have some issues with it.’
https://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2018/04/could-a-custom-made-tiny-house-be-your-affordable-new-home/
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Matapihi City Council29/5/18Living life large in a tiny houseMurray says one thing that needs to be overcome for the tiny house movement, however, is red tape by councils.https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12060547
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Christchurch City Council15/5/2018Can Christchurch be a test case for how to deal with tiny houses?It's already secured some enthusiastic city council cheerleaders, led by Crs Vicki Buck and Glenn Livingstone. As the Burwood Ward councillor, Livingstone is particularly effusive about the proposal, arguing that tiny houses address "various housing issues facing us include affordability, young people getting on the housing ladder and climate change adaptability. Let's do it!"https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/103872705/can-christchurch-be-a-test-case-for-how-to-deal-with-tiny-houses
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Kaikohe City Council16/3/2018Tiny house venture bring jobs, affordable homes to Far NorthThe council had to be involved only if the owner wanted to connect to water or sewerage systems or install a septic tank.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12012410
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Auckland City Council4/3/2018The future of NZ housing is prefabs, and 180,000 'tiny' homesIt will also launch a nationwide competition seeking a design for a tiny one to two bedroom house plan that could be "pre-consented" by Auckland Council, and any other councils wishing to follow suit, which homeowners with big enough gardens could simply parachute onto their land.https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/101956360/the-future-of-nz-housing-is-prefabs-and-180000-tiny-homes
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Nelson City Council8/1/2018Progress of Nelson SHAs slow but steadyAnother five, including the tiny house development on Blick Tce, have been given initial council approval but still needed work before they are recommended to the Government. Gibellini said this might involve meeting requirements from the Urban Design Panel – a group of experts who suggest improvements for a development before a resource consent is applied for – or providing plans for how they'll meet council infrastructure needs, such as stormwater or roading.https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/100090529/progress-of-nelson-shas-slow-but-steady
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Rotorua
16/12/2017
Tiny solution for big housing problemsHe said he can build a Tiny House in two-and-a-half months for as little as $50,000, and when they're small enough to fit on wheels they sidestep the majority of the Building Code requirements - and expenses.

"Nothing to do with council, which is a blessing," Bartlett said.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/99902438/tiny-solution-for-big-housing-problems
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Marlborough District Council10/12/2017Tiny homes wheel around building codesSpring Creek Holiday Park near Blenheim had their first application for an 'eco-cottage' on wheels, with the manufacturer winning assurance from the Marlborough District Council that no consents were required to park it permanently at a plumbed and wired site.https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/99594346/tiny-homes-wheel-around-building-codes
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Christchurch City Council8/11/2017Tiny house community proposed for Christchurch red zoneCrown-council agency Regenerate Christchurch has already signalled housing could be part of the future use of the 602 hectare space.

Members of the Canterbury Tiny House Society believe their affordable, mobile and compact houses are the perfect fit.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/98648785/tiny-house-community-proposed-for-christchurch-red-zone
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Edinburgh City Council23/6/18Council in coalition – dealing with homelessness and housingThis village created from Tiny Houses is a housing solution with support from other agencies built in. Cyrenians are involved and residents have to fit certain criteria to live there as it is a community not just a housing solution.https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2018/06/council-in-coalition-dealing-with-homelessness-and-housing/
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Mendip Town Council
16/12/2017
The Edspace – a cost-effective response to the housing crisisThe event, held on Monday 20th November, was called ‘What If?’ and looked at the potential of tiny homes as a way of addressing the shortage of affordable homes in Frome, particularly for young people. The eye-catching centerpiece of the evening was an actual tiny home, an ‘EdSpace,’ which had been specially built over three weeks and assembled inside Rook Lane Chapel in just 4 hours by Stuart Dalton and a team of local company Chisel & Grain.http://www.frometimes.co.uk/2017/12/05/the-edspace-a-cost-effective-response-to-the-housing-crisis/
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American Tiny House AssociationUSA tiny house advocateshttp://americantinyhouseassociation.org/
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Living Tiny LegallyUSA tiny house advocateshttp://www.tinyhouseexpedition.com/livingtinylegally
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Wichita City Council (Kansas)4/9/18Wichita to study issues involving tiny homesWichita city council members have agreed to have planning staff look at zoning regulations that could affect tiny homes. https://www.kfdi.com/news/wichita-to-study-issues-involving-tiny-homes
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Chippewa Falls City Council (Wisconsin)4/9/18Chippewa Falls City Council OKs 2 more tiny homesThe Chippewa Falls City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St. on the city’s West Hill, to place up to two tiny homes on its property.http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Front-Page/2018/09/04/Chippewa-Falls-City-Council-OKs-2-more-tiny-homes.html
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Durango City Council (Colarado)2/9/18Tiny home village near Escalante draws strong interestThe Planning Commission unanimously approved the village proposed at 224 Baker Lane along the Animas River. It will go before Durango City Council in mid-September. Residents could start moving in in the spring, Lieb said.https://durangoherald.com/articles/239458
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Portland City Council (Oregon)28/8/18Follow-up needed for mobile home parksNew mobile homes cost less than government-financed apartments, and, unlike rental units, they can help their occupants reach the first rung on the homeownership ladder. The city's new ordinance also opens the door to allow tiny homes and RVs inside mobile home parks, further enhancing affordability.https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/10-opinion/404466-302070-our-opinion-follow-up-needed-for-mobile-home-parks-
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Wichita City Council (Kansas)24/8/18Wichita allows tiny house development to move forward; neighbors hire lawyerMoments after approving the development, the council revised the building code to make it easier to get approval for building tiny houses.https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article217073755.html
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San Luis Obispo City Council (California)22/8/18You could put a tiny home on wheels in your backyard — if SLO approves new rulesAt its meeting Tuesday as part of its comprehensive zoning law update, the City Council expressed support for allowing one tiny home on wheels per lot in low-density residential zones, OK’ing them for backyards.https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article217153585.html
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Bucksport Town Council (Maine21/8/18New regulations allow Bucksport its first ‘tiny house’The town altered its planning regulations to allow for tiny houses — structures usually no more than 400 square feet — in July. The Town Council voted to allow tiny houses on June 28, with the changing going into effect seven days later, Bucksport Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Hammond said.https://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/21/news/hancock/new-regulations-allow-bucksport-its-first-tiny-house/
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Chippawa Falls Council (Wisconsin)13/8/182 more tiny homes sought in Chippewa FallsLast November, the council voted 6-1 to approve a conditional use permit for two tiny homes at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 E. South Ave., on the south side of the city. The council had rejected the permit in October because several council members expressed their concerns about the tiny homes being close to Halmstad Elementary School, but a huge turnout of supporters the following month led to the council changing gears and approving them.http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Front-Page/2018/08/13/2-more-tiny-homes-sought-in-Chippewa-Falls.html
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Eagar Town Council (Arizona)10/8/18Council considers allowing tiny homes in townCommunity Development Director Jeremiah Loyd recommended councilors consider amending town zoning ordnances to allow tiny homes between 160-400 square feet in appropriate areas within town limits as long as they meet current international building codes.https://www.wmicentral.com/news/latest_news/council-considers-allowing-tiny-homes-in-town/article_50d604e1-9a60-5930-8372-b1acc6646adb.html
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Asheville City Council (North Carolina)3/8/18BeLoved community plans tiny home villageWilcox met with a civil engineer to ensure that the site was appropriate. After the engineer said a tiny house village could be built there, Wilcox met with the church leadership and then called a meeting of the full congregation to consider donating the land. The vote was unanimous: 89-0.

“We’re not a big church, but we do have a heart for this,” she says. “When I reached out to Amy, she showed up with her notebook in hand.”
https://mountainx.com/news/beloved-community-plans-tiny-home-village/
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Columbus City Council (Georgia)2/8/18Tiny housing community could come to Columbus following proposalThe big question is where to build and allow these tiny homes and that’s something city council members will be looking into among other code regulations before the final vote.

They also mentioned how more affordable these homes would be and how it would be for the elderly with such a small space.
http://www.wtvm.com/story/38783451/tiny-housing-community-could-come-to-columbus-following-proposal
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Hollister City Council (Missouri)31/7/18First "Tiny Home" Going up in HollisterCity leaders in Hollister were talking with developers about building tiny homes on vacant lots that are too small for standard size homes -- pending City Council approval.

Well..City Council gave the nod and the homes are being built.
https://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/first-tiny-home-going-up-in-hollister/1337303805
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Whatcom County Council (Washington)25/7/18Candidates compete for general election spot“We need more supply of housing, and I think … as a County Council we can fund the nonprofit organizations of our community and say ‘Go after that land. Go after that dwelling. Go get that construction company and build that right-of-way,’” Thomas said. “I think tiny homes is a new movement that’s happening all across America, especially with our young ones … Why don’t we create tiny home villages all around Whatcom County that are safe, clean and will protect our people.”https://www.lyndentribune.com/news/candidates-compete-for-general-election-spot/article_cec7af86-9013-11e8-8752-974331674e38.html
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Maui County Council (Hawaii)25/7/18Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council (Lanai) — Riki HokamaThe most pressing issue facing Lanai is employment and housing. I am pushing for entrepreneurship programs, acquisition of land designated for agricultural use by Lanai farmers, and a certified community commercial kitchen. I am open to working with anyone interested in innovative housing projects on Lanai, such as tiny homes, to bring it into more affordability and allow Lanai residents to build up equity.https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/07/candidate-qa-maui-county-council-lanai-riki-hokama/
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Whatcom County Council (Washington)25/7/18County tackles the homeless problemThe facility would be divided into two sections: a camp and a tiny home village. The camp would consist of as many as 15 tents that are either single or double occupancy that could accommodate as many as 30 residents. An alternative proposed tiny home village would consist of six small footprint homes with potential to increase that number to a dozen. Either plan would be enclosed by a chain link fence for the security of the camp or tiny home residents.http://www.cascadiaweekly.com/cw/currents/county_tackles_the_homeless_problem
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Elk Grove City Council (California)20/7/18A look at the state fair’s ‘Tiny Houses’ exhibitThe Elk Grove City Council also directed staff to seek details about a potential partnership between the city and a developer on the proposed project.http://www.egcitizen.com/news/a-look-at-the-state-fair-s-tiny-houses-exhibit/article_e0dd0d36-8c78-11e8-8429-2ba056930c87.html
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Horry County Council (South Carolina)13/7/18Proposal for Charleston-style development heading to county council“Same type of architecture, front porches, walkability, traditional neighborhood fashion,” he said. “It’s a little bit of a smaller house than what we’re currently building.”https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/local/carolina_forest/proposal-for-charleston-style-development-heading-to-county-council/article_5f15280a-86a7-11e8-80a5-6f70dfe12314.html
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San Luis Obispo City Council (California)5/7/18Tiny homes could be allowed in SLO backyards Tiny homes on wheels—categorized by the state as RVs—are currently not allowed on residential property for longer than seven days, per city regulations. A recent push by the SLO City Council to accommodate the experimental housing model may change that.https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/tiny-homes-could-be-allowed-in-slo-backyards/Content?oid=5570758
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St Joseph City Council (Missouri)3/7/18CITY COUNCIL APPROVES REGULATIONS FOR TINY HOUSESCity Council is setting up guidelines for people wanting to invest in tiny houses.Monday evening City Council approved amendments to the zoning ordinance to include definitions for tiny houses and homes made from recycled shipping containers.http://www.kq2.com/content/news/City-Council-Approves-Regulations-for-Tiny-Houses-487181161.html
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Frostproof City Council (Florida)2/7/18Frostproof moves forward with tiny homesJeff Schmucker, senior planner at the Central Florida Regional Planning Council in Bartow, presented several ways the city could employ the tiny homes concept to boost residential and commercial development in a city desperately seeking both.http://www.newschief.com/news/20180702/frostproof-moves-forward-with-tiny-homes
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St Joseph City Council (Missouri)29/6/18Council considers big decisions on tiny homesThe St. Joseph City Council will vote Monday on regulations for tiny homes, shipping container homes and lot splitting.http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/council-considers-big-decisions-on-tiny-homes/article_f556c5fa-5d41-59b0-92b6-ecdcc2b9cc05.html
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Portland City Council (Oregon)27/6/18Portland Council enshrines incentive to build tiny homesThe Portland City Council on Wednesday made permanent its waiver of city development fees for building tiny houses, the latest decision among many to try to boost local housing supply. https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/06/16ffe297a74289/portland_council_enshrines_inc.html
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Howell City Council (New Jersey)25/6/18Group Seeks Aid For Howell Homeless As Land Sale Nears CompletionDestiny's Bridge also has been fighting to see the creation of "tiny homes," to help create a truly transitional housing through a project that would create a community of tiny homes. On Monday, the state Senate Community and Urban Affairs committee unanimously approved the bill and sent it to the Senate, according to photographer Sherry Rubel, who has been advocating for the Tiny House Pilot Prgram for several years.https://patch.com/new-jersey/howell/group-seeks-aid-howell-homeless-land-sale-nears-completion
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Olympia City Council (Washington)25/6/18Olympia wants to avoid Seattle's housing fateNow it’s up to the planning commission to finalize its recommendations, something that could happen as soon as its next meeting on July 9. From there it will be up to the city council to debate the regulations, modify them if needed, and pass them into law.

Rasmussen is ready to go as soon as the council gives her tiny home village the greenlight. She’s got land lined up, plans for tiny home construction and fellow seniors with building expertise to help out.
https://crosscut.com/2018/06/olympia-wants-avoid-seattles-housing-fate
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Prescott City Council (Arizona)24/6/18Tiny homes grow in popularity, but where can you put them?Changes to the residential building code are coming, Walton said. “The International Code Council did adopt special provisions for tiny houses in the 2018 update to the IRC. This version was just released and the City of Prescott hopes to have it officially adopted in 1.5 to 2 years.”https://www.dcourier.com/news/2018/jun/24/tiny-homes-grow-popularity-where-can-you-put-them/
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Cape Coral City Council (Florida)20/6/18Proposed Cape Coral land use code changes would allow tiny homes, guest housesCurrently the city requires single-family homes are at least 1,100 square feet with a garage, but with the proposed code homes could be as small as 600 square feet and won’t require a garage.http://www.winknews.com/2018/06/20/new-cape-land-use-codes-would-allow-tiny-homes-guest-houses/
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Riverside City Council (California)19/6/18How 4 ‘tiny homes’ at Riverside’s The Grove church could help solve city homeless crisisThe result will be the first visible project completed under Mayor Rusty Bailey’s “Love your Neighbor” initiative, a partnership between city government and churches, synagogues, temples, and non-profit organizations.https://www.pe.com/2018/06/19/how-4-tiny-homes-at-riversides-the-grove-church-could-help-solve-city-homeless-crisis/
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Seattle City Council (Washington)19/6/18Mayor Durkan’s new homeless plan approved by Seattle councilThe plan passed Monday gives the city 90 days to expand bridge housing and shelter units by 25 percent. It proposes to serve more than 500 additional people in Seattle each night. It will also help the city to maintain 163 existing shelter beds previously slated to be shut down. The plan also includes expanding shelter at Seattle City Hall by opening the 5th Avenue entrance to house more beds, and funds tiny house villages.http://mynorthwest.com/1023261/durkan-seattle-homeless-plan-25-percent/
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Cottonwood City Council (Arizona)16/6/18Cottonwood looks at ‘tiny home’ ordinanceWith their rising popularity throughout the nation including Arizona, city staff believes it is important to implement guidelines. The Community Development Department has already started to receive inquiries relating to tiny homes, according to staff documents.

The ordinance will provide guidelines and detail on where tiny homes can be placed. Staff is currently researching other ordinances relating to tiny homes throughout the state.
https://www.verdenews.com/news/2018/jun/16/cottonwood-looks-tiny-home-ordinance/
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Beckley Common Council (West Virginia)11/6/18Advocate for homeless vets asks locals to welcome tiny homesA member of the Beckley Human Rights Commission sees a national housing trend as a way to help local homeless veterans and others find housing, and she's working with Beckley Common Council to change municipal zoning ordinances to make housing more available to those who need it.http://www.register-herald.com/news/advocate-for-homeless-vets-asks-locals-to-welcome-tiny-homes/article_ce624372-0a2c-5390-bb13-bbc517487850.html
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Frostproof City Council (Florida)8/6/18Frostproof considers support for tiny home developmentThe City of Frostproof may become a trendsetter by allowing the construction of tiny houses.

“There is a going trend, a popular trend, toward tiny homes and we want to catch onto that trend and allow them to find a place in Frostproof,” Mayor Martin Sullivan told FOX 13.
http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/frostproof-considers-support-for-tiny-home-development
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Chicago City Council (Illinois)8/6/18Under fire for removing homeless from Lower Wacker, Emanuel turns to tiny homes“This would give them an opportunity to have dignity, to have their own space. They can lock their door. They can protect whatever they have and have a place to lay their head. It’s a very humane thing.”https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/homeless-lower-wacker-emanuel-tiny-homes/
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Kingman City Council (Arizona)8/6/18Kingman a new tiny-home destinationUntil now, tiny homes could be constructed in rural residential and rural manufactured home zoning districts. However, Council unanimously approved an amendment that states tiny homes can now only be constructed in R-2 districts (currently about 25 lots downtown) and the R-MH-6 district (behind Kingman Regional Medical Center).

https://kdminer.com/news/2018/jun/07/kingman-new-tiny-home-destination/
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Frederick County Council (Maryland)7/6/18Frederick County Executive Announces Legislation to Streamline Construction of Accessory Dwelling UnitsCounty Executive Jan Gardner today announced proposed legislation to encourage the construction of accessory dwelling units in Frederick County. Co-sponsored by County Council President Bud Otis and Council Member Jessica Fitzwater, the proposal would streamline regulations to make it easier to build what used to be called in-law suites, which are small living spaces within or attached to a home, or stand alone “tiny houses.” The legislation only addresses units that are accessories to existing single-family homes.http://www.wfmd.com/2018/06/07/frederick-county-executive-announces-legislation-to-streamline-construction-of-accessory-dwelling-units/
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Elk Grove City Council7/6/18City Council considering ‘tiny homes’ for homelessThe Elk Grove City Council on May 29 unanimously voted for city staff to continue to explore the possibility of building tiny homes for homeless people in the city.http://www.egcitizen.com/news/city-council-considering-tiny-homes-for-homeless/article_46842cae-69bb-11e8-bf4f-ebfbdaed790a.html
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Denton City Council (Texas)3/6/18Tiny homes poised to make big gains in Denton with City Council's support“[The City Council has] given directions to staff as they’re redoing the Denton Development Code to make sure we can accommodate tiny homes,” council member Dalton Gregory said. “I think if we can offer a bigger variety of housing options, we’re just doing a better job of serving our community.”https://www.dentonrc.com/news/tiny-homes-poised-to-make-big-gains-in-denton-with/article_64523397-47c2-5013-8911-c812e17c4e38.html
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Crookston City Council (Minnesota)1/6/18Housing in Crookston - Smaller housing options OK in the Woods?Mayor Wayne Melbye told the Crookston City Council this week that he’s been approached by some private interests in the Woods Addition wondering if the City would potentially be open to relaxing some of the home-size requirements so that smaller, potentially modular homes or even “tiny” houses could go into in-fill lots in the Woods Addition.http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/20180601/housing-in-crookston---smaller-housing-options-ok8200in-woods
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Seattle City Council (Washington)30/5/18Seattle mayor plans more homeless shelter beds, tiny homesSeattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Wednesday that she plans to create at least 500 more homeless shelter beds and expand tiny home encampments.https://www.seattlepi.com/homeless_in_seattle/article/Seattle-mayor-plans-more-homeless-shelter-beds-12954431.php
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Denver City Council (Colarado)29/5/18Can Tiny Houses Solve Homelessness?Sounds like a typical Colorado story—but it’s not. That development, the Beloved Community Village, opened in July 2017 as a pilot-phase solution to Denver’s housing crisis. It was spearheaded by the housing advocacy group Colorado Village Collaborative and Radian Placematters, a nonprofit design firm that focuses on creating healthy, sustainable communities in underserved areas. “People have been marginalized by the urban camping ban and the affordable housing crisis, and there’s little dignity in being in a shelter system,” says Tim Reinen, executive director of Radian Placematters. “How do we provide a filler in that system for people who are being left behind?”http://www.5280.com/2018/05/can-tiny-houses-solve-homelessness/
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Frostproof City Council (Florida)19/5/18Frostproof ponders tiny homesDuring Monday’s City Council meeting, the council will listen to a presentation on tiny homes and the potential prospect of seeing them move into Frostproof. The presentation will be conducted by the Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

“I’m hoping we can change our land development regulations and codes to have smaller houses that are more accessible to people,” Mayor Martin Sullivan said. “I’m hoping we can bring small families and retirees to Frostproof and try to revitalize the community.”
http://www.theledger.com/news/20180519/east-polk-this-week-frostproof-ponders-tiny-homes
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Hollister City Council (Missouri)16/5/18Developers Pushing for Tiny Homes in HollisterCity leaders have been discussing the tiny homes possibility with developers over the past few months. The idea has already passed the Planning Commission phase. The next step is approval from City Council. http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/developers-pushing-for-tiny-homes-in-hollister/1183714085
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San Diego City Council (California)16/5/18San Diego City Council candidate Christian Ramirez on the issuesThe city of San Diego should refurbish the old downtown library, the abandoned Charger training facility in Murphy Canyon, or Qualcomm stadium as emergency shelters for our neighbors in need. We have a shelter crisis in the city of San Diego, we must move unsheltered San Diegans from tents into more safe and dignified structures like tiny-homes, similar to what the City of San José recently implemented.http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-election-2018-christian-ramirez-san-diego-city-council-candidate-district-8-20180515-htmlstory.html
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San Diego City Council (California)3/5/18San Diego City Council candidate Matt Valenti on the issuesWe need an honest discussion about housing in San Diego. Housing is in short supply all over California, and there is no silver bullet to solving the problem. Building new units is important, but it’s only one part of the equation. We also need to stem the loss of affordable housing, increase the number of affordable units required in new developments and facilitate innovative solutions like the tiny house movement and the permitting of “granny flats.” http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-election-2018-matt-valenti-san-diego-city-council-candidate-district-6-20180503-htmlstory.html
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Sebastopol City Council (California)27/4/18Sebastopol City Council seeks ways to spur new housing while preserving small town feelThe discussion will focus on ways to make it more feasible to build high-density housing, urban infill projects, granny units, tiny homes, manufactured housing and the like.http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8266774-181/sebastopol-city-council-seeks-ways
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Cripple Creek City Council (Colarado)22/4/2018Cripple Creek warmly welcomes tiny homes into townIn Cripple Creek, the tiny home proposal has been accepted with open arms from both city council members and local residents.

During the last Cripple Creek City Council meeting, the proposal to change city codes to allow the building of tiny homes was brought to a final vote. The topic has been discussed during regularly scheduled council meetings and work sessions for the last couple of months and has seen little or no resistance. City council members voted unanimously to allow the change in the ordinance.
http://www.mountainjackpot.com/2018/04/21/a-tale-of-two-cities/
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Altanta City Council (Georgia)12/4/2018Allowing ‘tiny houses’ among proposed Atlanta zoning changes“Tiny houses are a national conversation that is really happening all over the country,” said Aaron Fortner, a consultant at Canvas Planning, a firm working with the city on the changes.

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/04/12/allowing-tiny-houses-among-proposed-atlanta-zoning-changes/
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Tempe City Council (Arizona)10/4/2018Tiny homes aim to help tackle Tempe's not-so-tiny housing problemLauren Kuby, a Tempe City council member, said the homes will serve as one of the multiple solutions the city is taking to combat its affordable housing problem and lack of empty space.http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/04/spcampus-tiny-homes-project-makes-its-way-to-tempe
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Belfast City Council (Maine)5/4/2018Belfast Tackles Its Housing Crisis Head OnAt the April 3 Belfast City Council meeting, Marshall said tiny house communities could be allowed under existing zoning and the new MUBEC regulations.https://freepressonline.com/Content/Home/Homepage-Rotator/Article/Belfast-Tackles-Its-Housing-Crisis-Head-On/78/720/57879
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Greenwood County Council (South Carolina)4/4/2018Greenwood County planning for 'tiny home' trendOn Tuesday, County Council was introduced to its sixth ordinance of 2018, a measure that would allow the construction of up to eight small homes on two-acre minimum parcels in agricultural zones.http://www.indexjournal.com/news/greenwood-county-planning-for-tiny-home-trend/article_8ca74497-0209-5bd7-9f0a-f1fa1ba843df.html
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Carpenters Regional Council of St. Louis (Missouri)
3/4/2018Summit to focus on housing-related issues, ideasJohn Gaal and Ron Tierney from the Carpenters Regional Council of St. Louis, who will outline their work with tiny homes.http://www.whig.com/20180402/summit-to-focus-on-housing-related-issues-ideas#
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