November 6, 2015

DC city councilmember proposes 1000 tiny houses

Fusion - The Washington City Paper reports Washington D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has introduced a bill that would construct 1,000 “tiny houses” throughout the city for low-income and young residents to buy.

The “Tiny Housing Initiative” would call for 125 mini-homes of at least 600 square feet to be built in each of the city’s eight wards, with none selling for more than $50,000. The current median price for a home in Washington D.C. is about $500,000.

Orange’s proposed law says people eligible to purchase the petite houses must meet one of the following requirements:
Be earning a minimum wage. Be earning a living wage, as defined by Washington D.C.’s living wage act. Be 18 to 33 years old.
Whether you feel it’s right to restrict small house sales to snake people only, the fact is that it’s more than likely illegal under federal housing laws, which would probably see this as age discrimination.

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