White House Petition Requring States to Reform Zoning Laws to Allow Tiny...

White House Petition Requring States to Reform Zoning Laws to Allow Tiny Home Structures

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From a Tiny House Blog reader

Dear friends,

I wanted to let you know about a new petition on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by April 27, 2012, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/nBE

Here’s some more information about this petition:

Require States to Reform Zoning Codes to Allow Tiny Home Structures under 1000 square feet

The 1000+ sq foot zoning requirements currently in place in most states, were initiated by lenders/municipalities, in an attempt to force Americans to build bigger homes, thus incurring larger debt (so lenders could make more$) and municipalities could charge higher taxes.This practice limits the ability of Americans to achieve the “American Dream” of home ownership in a structure size that suits their needs. There is a growing trend to build smaller homes but it is difficult because of these restrictions. Laws requiring homes to be1000+ sq feet are unconstitutional and should be abolished. States should be required to remove these laws so that more families can live within their financial means, in a structure that suits their needs, and supports their environmentally held beliefs.

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  1. Sun stands correct: The liberties expressed by our federal founding fathers include the federal right to be free from local and state restrictions that are absurd; such as laws that interfer with private home ownership by dictating how a paersons home is to be built for the purpose of financially benefitting the few at the expense of the many. The Fourteenth Amendment gaurantees the individual the right exercise his or her liberty to use their own private land as they see fit without interference from state or local governments. Anyone that argues this not an important federal issue is in the pockets of the banking industry and should be considered for public execution for treason.