What is missing middle housing?
Another term sometimes used to describe housing for households with incomes above federal income limits but who are finding it difficult to afford housing on the private market is “missing middle” housing.  The term was coined by Opticos Design founder Daniel Parolek in 2010 to define a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types -- compatible in scale with detached single-family homes -- located in walkable neighborhoods, which help meet the growing demand for walkable urban living.  See website: https://missingmiddlehousing.com/ 

Many planners refer to missing middle housing as types of residential structures that provide a choice of housing between single-family detached structures and apartment buildings.  This term may be used without regard to the income of the households occupying the housing.

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1. What is the definition of affordable/attainable housing?
2. What is meant by “workforce housing”?
3. What is missing middle housing?
4. What do all these terms used to discuss affordable housing mean?
5. Why do we need affordable/attainable housing in Orleans?
6. How does affordable housing get built?
7. What does affordable/attainable housing look like?
8. How long does it take to build affordable housing?
9. How much does affordable housing cost to build?
10. Who gets to live in affordable housing?
11. If I am looking for affordable housing, where can I go?