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Connecting the Dots: A Missing Middle Housing Conversation

When: October 4 | 4:30-8:30PM
Where: CLTRE Club outdoor space | 1409 16th St

Join us for food, music, and conversation! We’ll be introducing the City’s proposed approach and preliminary recommendations to re-allow the Missing Middle. You’ll also get a chance to connect with ADU vendors and home-buying resources.


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Zoom Webinars

We’re hosting two orientation webinars to provide additional details on the study’s preliminary recommendations and how residents can provide feedback.

What could MMH look like in Sacramento? - Built Form Recommendations
October 5 | 5:30-7PM | Register

How could MMH provide lower-cost housing and promote homeownership opportunities? - Recommendations for Attainability & Ownership
October 19 | 5:30-7PM | Register


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Upcoming Public Hearings

Agendas & staff reports are uploaded the Friday before here
October 12 | Planning & Design Commission | 5:30PM
October 24 | City Council | 5PM





The MMH Attainability + Livability Analysis is now available for your reading!
This report discusses key regulatory considerations for implementation, the attainability of different MMH types, and characteristics that contribute to the livability of MMH.

Self-Guided Online Workshop

We want to hear from you! On Oct 4, a self-guided online workshop on the study’s preliminary recommendations will be open for your participation and input. The feedback we received last year has helped to shape our engagement framework. The preliminary recommendations presented will strive to answer 3 key questions:

  1. What could MMH look like in Sacramento?
  2. Will it be lower-cost and attainable?
  3. How can the City promote home-ownership and address potential displacement through MMH?


The MMH study is a two-phase project that combines community engagement with technical, data-driven analysis to formulate context-sensitive recommendations for re-allowing MMH citywide. The following 4 reports will be produced as part of this process:

  1. MMH Informational Report
  2. MMH Attainability + Livability Analysis
  3. Displacement Risk Assessment (in progress)
  4. MMH Zoning and Design Recommendations

After the study concludes, the City will begin to implement the recommendations to encourage and facilitate local development of Missing Middle Housing in Sacramento.


Missing Middle Housing (MMH) is a range of small multi-unit housing types that are similar in scale to a single-family house and are often found in walkable areas. This study focuses on duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, ADUs, and bungalow courts.

MMH types are "middle" in form and scale between that of small single-family houses and larger apartment buildings, enabling them to blend into existing residential neighborhoods. With smaller units, MMH can provide housing at price points attainable to many middle-income households. For more information, refer to the Missing Middle Housing Informational Report. 

Desired Outcome

  • A place-based, community-vetted MMH strategy that enables housing diversity and attainability
  • A process that empowers residents to invest in their community through neighborhood-scale projects that can create generational wealth while providing housing
  • Increased reliance on local investors and builders to provide much-needed housing
  • Zoning & design standard recommendations and MMH options tailored for Sacramento

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Get Involved!

Your valuable feedback will help to inform this study's final recommendations. These zoning and design standard recommendations will help shape the built outcomes of this important MMH strategy.