By Dana Merryday
For The Chronicle 

Tiny houses? Now that's a giant idea


November 28, 2019

Dana Merryday/Chronicle Columnist

In progress, construction stages of tiny homes in Cottage Grove.

As you are hopefully relaxing, gratefully stuffed from the holiday meal with a roof over your head, there are others in our community who don't have this luxury that should be a basic right. Affordable housing has become premium in Lane County, where there is a very low vacancy rate coupled with increasing rents.

Add in the high poverty rate in the area, and many find themselves in danger of losing their housing, particularly those on a fixed income and over the age of 50.

There is a group of Cottage Grove citizens who have been working together for over three years to try and ease this pro...

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