Bayside Housing is taking an urban infill approach and working to develop a boarding house with six efficiency units that share a common entry while allowing for tenant autonomy and privacy. The boarding house will include an on-site manager. Each unit within the boarding house will meet the requirements for people who use housing vouchers, and be affordable to people without vouchers at the 50% of AMI level.
Additionally, they seek to utilize an approach placing backyard cottages (or ADUs) at private residences, and managing the tenants while ensuring the units meet affordability standards through the agreed-upon time period. This program is still in development and the laws and regulations governing ADUs and tiny homes are in flux right now.
You can support this effort by offering your legal expertise to help Bayside navigate the land leasing process for both boarding houses and ADUs.
To express interest or learn more, contact Joe Johnson, (360) 643-3443, or Aislinn Palmer, (360) 385-4637.