Fusion's Patrick Hogan reports that D.C. could soon be home to a large community of tiny houses, thanks to city councilmember Vincent Orange who introduced a bill that suggests constructing 1,000 tiny houses throughout the city for low-income and young residents.
Dubbed the "Tiny Housing Initiative", the bill calls for 125 miniature homes of 600-square-feet to be built in each of the District's eight wards. Currently, the median selling price of a home in Washington, D.C. is about $500,000. The price of these homes would not exceed $50,000.
Orange’s proposed law says people eligible to purchase the petite houses must meet one of the following requirements.
- Be earning a minimum wage.
- Be earning a living wage, as defined by Washington D.C.’s living wage act.
- Be 18 to 33 years old.