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ADU Discussion Moves to Public Hearing in Salem

2.19.20

On February 13th, the Salem City Council renewed discussion on by-right Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) with a new 2020 ADU Ordinance.  In 2019, a proposed ADU Ordinance failed final passage 6-5 for lack of a super majority.

The 2020 ADU Ordinance includes two new programs to create Affordable Housing. If a property owner agrees to rent their ADU as a 60% Area Median Income (AMI) Affordable Housing Unit they can receive a property tax exemption and utilize a low-interest loan program for construction.

The Salem City Council unanimously voted to have a joint public hearing on the new ordinance.  A date has not yet been scheduled at this time.

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