A bill helping to reduce homelessness, sponsored by Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, will be signed by the governor today.
Senate Bill 5383 will address the shortage of affordable housing by allowing individual cities and counties to permit tiny houses with wheels to come together as tiny house villages.
“This bill will provide options for people who may not be able to afford a traditional home,” said Zeiger. “We need more housing supply for all different income levels. Creating a way for people to site tiny houses in villages and establishing easier permitting processes will benefit our state’s economy.”
SB 5383 will prohibit cities and towns from adopting ordinances that would prevent a tiny house with wheels to be a primary residence in a mobile home community and apply all rights and penalties under the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act to tenants of tiny house communities.