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Legislature approves bill to legalize tiny homes

Competitive housing market can challenge both buyers and sellers.
Competitive housing market can challenge both buyers and sellers.(WTVY - Kinsley Centers)
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 10:51 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Legislature has approved a measure that will require municipalities to legally recognize tiny homes as a primary dwelling.

This comes amid a housing shortage in Maine that was worsened by the pandemic and has left thousands without a home.

The measure, proposed by Rep. Dave McCrea (D-Fort Fairfield), would require municipalities to allow tiny homes to be treated as single-family dwellings or allowed as accessory structures.

Previously, towns and municipalities had to individually approve or reject each proposed tiny home structure.

It now heads to the governor’s desk.

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