Below are diverse options of housing examples needed to meet the lifestyle and budget of residents and future residents of Northeast Wisconsin.
*information gathered from Fox Cities and Greater Outagamie County Regional Housing Regional Housing Strategy.
“Traditional” Single-family Housing
Traditionally, most view single-family housing as a residential unit which does not share any walls with another dwelling unit. Typically, a single-family detached home is represented by a single unit on its own legal lot, but there are some exceptions. For example, a detached accessory dwelling unit could be located on a larger lot which already has an existing single-family detached (primary) home.
Alternate Single-family Housing for the “Missing Middle”
Missing middle housing is a range of housing which is compatible in scale and form to detached traditional single-family homes. The examples below widen the options for those who would like to own their home, but need more options for their lifestyle and budget.
Options needed to continue to fit budgets, lifestyle and life transitions. Multi-family properties allow for shared spaces, experiences and other benefits to the occupants.
Other Needed Housing Types
- Senior living communities: A retirement or age-restricted community, which typically include one more residential buildings forming a complex, and which often contain shared indoor/outdoor spaces for socializing.
- Assisted-living facilities: a housing facility for people who cannot or who choose not to live independently.
- Live/work units: a single unit such as a studio or one bedroom consisting of both a commercial component as well as a residential component, in which the unit is the primary dwelling of the occupant. Perfect for interns.
- Tiny homes: Small structures built on its own lot or shared communities.
- Transitional housing: a supportive, but temporary, form of accommodation that is meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing.
- Accessible housing: referring to ADA-accessible housing, in which the unit contains attributes such as single floor living, no step entries, wide hallways/doors, etc. Accessible housing is more of housing characteristic, rather than a housing type.