City of San José Amends Zoning Ordinance to Allow Tiny Homes on Wheels as Secondary Units

Advocacy Letter

The San José City Council adopted a zoning ordinance amendment to make provisions for the use of portable dwelling units — also known as “tiny homes on wheels” — as accessory dwelling units. SPUR took a position of strong support.

The San José Conversation Corps + Charter School (SJCC+CS) brought forward this innovative program and solution to our housing crisis. These portable dwelling units can be quickly and relatively inexpensively constructed in a backyard. SJCC+CS estimates the construction time to be five days and the cost to be approximately $50,000.


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