The City of Sacramento is inviting residents to learn about the City’s preliminary recommendations for implementing Missing Middle Housing (MMH) in Sacramento during upcoming in-person and online workshops.
An in-person event will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at CLTRE Club (1409 16th Street) and two virtual workshops will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 19.
Attendees will have an opportunity to:
- Learn how MMH can help create more attainable rental and for-sale housing opportunities and enable neighborhood investment
- Connect with first-time homebuyer and accessory dwelling unit (ADU) resources and specialists
- Learn how MMH can help build community wealth over time
The in-person workshop is a family-friendly event that includes food and activities for young children.
“Missing Middle has the potential to create lower-cost, attainable housing options for our residents including older adults, students, and multi-generational families,” said Nguyen Nguyen, associate planner for the City. “And it’s not a new idea. We’re drawing inspiration from what worked well in the past to address today’s housing crisis.”
The term “missing middle” is meant to describe housing types that were common in the United States pre-World War II, such as duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. These housing types are now less common now, and therefore “missing.”
City Council in 2021 unanimously voted to allow a greater array of housing types (duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, ADUs, and bungalow courts) citywide as part of the 2040 General Plan Update to increase production of attainable and lower-cost housing options.
These housing types already are found throughout many of Sacramento’s single-family neighborhoods. There are more than 3,600 of these types of housing currently found in the city.
To attend the workshops, please RSVP below:
In-Person Event: Connecting the Dots – A MMH Conversation
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 4:30-8:30 p.m.
CLTRE Club, 1409 16th Street
Virtual: What could Missing Middle Housing look like in Sacramento? – Built Form Recommendations
Thursday, Oct. 5 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Virtual: How could Missing Middle Housing provide lower-cost housing and promote homeownership opportunities? – Recommendations for Attainability & Ownership
Thursday, Oct. 19 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
A self-guided online workshop where residents can provide input on the study’s preliminary recommendations will be open for participation and input in October.