The region’s housing market is not creating adequate housing options for many residents.  The term “missing middle” refers to smaller, lower-cost types of homes that are generally lacking in the region and fit into the existing character of many areas, such as two-, three- or four-unit structures, bungalow courts, co-housing, tiny houses or similar types of structures that would provide better, more affordable choices.  There also appears to be a strong demand for, but limited supply of, small, one-level, energy efficient single detached homes. To address the region’s need for homes, more of these types of homes must be developed or converted from existing structures.