Housing shortage quick fix

Everyday I am reminded of the housing shortage here in the Reno-Sparks area.  Whether it is trying to find someone a new home often with multiple offers,  or putting a rental on the market, that gets a flood of applicants.  The fact is inventory is low and construction can’t seem to keep up with the amount of people moving here.  There are plenty of new developments all over, but the people are here now, and there are more on the way.  Something needs to give. I found this article interesting because it is a possible way to help with this housing shortage.  For some it may also be a fairly inexpensive way to create rental income.  Could this be a win-win for everyone?  Or is it just a band-aid.  Only time will tell.