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Missing Middle Housing: What it is and Why it Matters in Your Community

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One of the critical housing issues facing America today is missing middle housing. Where are the affordable homes and housing units between apartment building and mini mansions?

November 16, 2021

1:00 PM-2:00 p.m. ET

via Zoom

Join AARP Maryland and our AARP Livable Communities partners Opticos Design to learn about Missing Middle Housing, the effects of this gap in housing on your community and how you can play a role in finding a solution.

This FREE seminar is open to all AARP members and non-members. Click HERE to register by noon on Nov. 16, in order to receive the Zoom link.

This session will address:

  • What is Missing Middle Housing and why is it missing? 
  • The palette of Missing Middle Housing types
  • Where does Missing Middle Housing work best?
  • What are the key barriers to Missing Middle Housing?
  • Best Practices for Missing Middle Housing
  • Missing Middle Housing Implementation

This workshop is great for community organizers, planners, volunteers, advocates and anyone interested in learning more about various types of housing.


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With 34 years of experience, including 12 as a public sector planner, Tony Perez has spent the last 22 years helping communities improve their zoning codes with a focus on writing form-based Codes (land development regulation that fosters predictable built results). An expert in translating policy direction into clear and implementable development standards, Perez works to enable the community’s vision by identifying and addressing barriers and writing responsive standards. 

A leader in advancing the implementation of Missing Middle Housing as well as the practice of form-based codes, Perez is an energetic educator and enjoys working with public sector planners across the United States.

Perez is from the California Delta town of Isleton and lives with his family in Southern California. 

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