Legislature approves bill to legalize tiny homes
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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