Former Normandy residents finds affordable housing in Cully neighbor ADU

Affordable Small Homes, also known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) are ideally suited to increase access to affordable housing for low-income renters by leveraging available land in established neighborhoods, existing infrastructure and willing homeowners. To date though, white, upper-income homeowners and renters in Portland’s most expensive neighborhoods have almost exclusively enjoyed this housing option.

However, there are examples that point to the possibilities for Affordable Small Homes. Read about Michelle Labra’s story covered by OPB, a former resident at the Normandy Apartments, who connected with a Cully neighbor to find an affordable option that allowed her family to stay in the neighborhood.

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