Tiny Houses – the Legal Landscape for Innovative Housing

APA Oregon Chapter


Friday, December 7, 2018
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

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This session will focus on Tiny Houses, the new housing option not readily recognized in either Oregon building codes or the Development Codes of most communities. Creating the legal framework to both regulate and support this growing and popular housing option has been complex but over the last year progress has been made. The panel will explore these issues and the direction of the solutions.


John Morgan


Lori Slaughter

Lori Slaughter is the Executive Director of the Oregon chapter of the American Tiny House Association. In this role she advocates for both the tiny house industry and consumers. Her work has been instrumental at both the state and local levels in the adoption of codes which support tiny house ... Read More

Nathan Light Watson

Throughout his years in construction, Nathan Light Watson witnessed and worked on plenty of the super-sized homes that many of us have been taught to view as “the American Dream.” He had always preferred simpler living, and was troubled by this nearly unachievable and largely unsatisfying way of life. It ... Read More

Jennfier Brager, JD

Jennifer Brager is an attorney with the firm of Tomasi Salyer Martin. Her practice is focused on land use, real estate, municipal and environmental law. She represents business, community and government entities in matters unique to land use planning and municipal law. She has appeared before the Land Use Board ... Read More

Contact Info

Stephanie Kennedy, oapa@oregonapa.org