Put a spare home or two in your backyard: Oregon’s ADU rules allow for more income-producing rentals – September 10, 2021
Oregon neighborhoods with rows of single-family houses may see the addition of smaller homes built to help ease the state’s longstanding housing shortage and high costs.
As of Aug. 1, Portland homeowners can legally have two small dwellings sharing a residential city lot with their existing house. Most likely, a self-contained unit will be created by carving out space from underused rooms inside the house and the other unit would be a standalone structure on a foundation in the backyard.
Since 1996, Portland’s zoning code permitted a small, secondary home to be added to a residential lot anywhere in the city….
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