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An accessory dwelling unit is a simple and old idea: having a second small dwelling right on the same grounds, or attached to or inside,
your regular single-family house , such as:
*an apartment over the garage
tiny house (on a foundation) in the backyard
*a basement apartment
Definition source: [https://accessorydwellings.org/ https:// accessorydwellings.org/ what- adus- are- and- why- people- build- them/]
= Alternative names =
Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is the official name adopted by the State of California as of September 2017. Other jurisdictions may differ in terminology. Over time ADUs have assumed many names depending on cultural, regional, or communal consensus. Here are just a few terms synonymous with ADU used to describe "second units" on single-family properties:
=== What if homeowners could subdivide their lots by-right? ===
== A Place for You - Multnomah County (Portland) ==
Project page: [https://multco.us/dchs/a-place-for-you https://multco.us/dchs/a-place-for-you]:
"The [https://multco.us/dchs/multnomah-idea-lab-mil Multnomah Idea Lab (MIL)] is a learning lab within Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services. [https://enhabit.org/adu/ Enhabit] is managing the $350,000 pilot project on behalf of the County. Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works), has spent years working with governments, utilities and residential customers on energy-efficiency, seismic and other home-improvement projects. Enhabit’s role in A Place For You includes overseeing design and installation, working on site selection, and serving as a point of contact for participants.
How it Works<br/> "The County has contracted with Enhabit to manage a pilot project to design and install ADUs in four privately owned yards. A homeless family would live there rent free for five years. At the end of that time, homeowners would have unrestricted use of the ADUs. Family tenants would be referred through [http://ahomeforeveryone.net/ A Home For Everyone’s (AHFE)] Homeless Families’ Coordinated Access system. A Home for Everyone is a community-wide plan for addressing homelessness through a mix of strategies including prevention, housing placement and shelter. During the five years, families would receive full social service support through AHFE.
Qualifying Criteria<br/> "Details are still being worked out. But we expect to give preference to properties within close proximity to key services such as public transit, public schools, a grocery store and day care.
Benefits to Homeowners
*We’re working to ensure limited-to-no costs for homeowners
*We expect to offer a tax abatement for the years the ADU is part of the project
*Privacy away from a shelter or doubled-up living situation
*Stability for children who can attend the same school
*Increased social networking, community building, and hope
== LA County - Second Dwelling Unit Pilot Program (2017-) ==
== San Mateo County (San Francisco peninsula) ==
Subsidized loan program for homeowners creating ADUs who agree to rent them to low-income households.
== City of San Jose ==
Habitat for Humanity
- Santa Cruz
project discussed in Kol Peters, Backdoor Revolution, 2018.
== City of Los Angeles proposed ordinance ==
City Clerk tracking page for updates: [https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=16-1468 https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=16-1468].<br/> Note you can subscribe to email updates about any new activity, by clicking on the envelope icon at center.
== <br/> New Starter Homes proposal (Portland) ==
see: McCormick, Tim. "[http://bit.ly/levitatetown New Starter Homes: creating a network of highly affordable, detachable, ownable, 'starter,' smart, tiny homes in Portland]." Proposal, initial version August 2018, ongoing updates.
= References =
*Accessorydwellings.org - Portland-based portal for ADU info, probably the top information reference existing. Run by Kol Peters and Eli Spevak, alternative housing / ADU leaders. <br/>
*Boulder, Colorado [City of]. "Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). [https://bouldercolorado.gov/housing/adu https://bouldercolorado.gov/housing/adu].<br/>
*Dineen, J. K. "[http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/New-trend-Random-spaces-in-existing-buildings-12420435.php New trend: Random spaces in existing buildings becoming rental housing]." ''San Francisco Chronicle, ''10 Dec 2017. [http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/New-trend-Random-spaces-in-existing-buildings-12420435.php http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/New-trend-Random-spaces-in-existing-buildings-12420435.php].<br/>
*Los Angeles, City of, Department of City Planning. [2018a]. "Recommendation Report" [on Case CPC-2016-4345-CA, Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance]. July 12, 2018. [http://planning.lacity.org/StaffRpt/InitialRpts/CPC-2016-4345%20(2).PDF http://planning.lacity.org/StaffRpt/InitialRpts/CPC-2016-4345%20(2).PDF].<br/>
*Los Angeles, City of. [2018b]. "Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance: CPC-2016-4345-CA Exhibit A." November 29, 2018. [https://planning.lacity.org/ordinances/docs/ADU/Ordinance.pdf https://planning.lacity.org/ordinances/docs/ADU/Ordinance.pdf]. <br/>
*McCormick, Kathleen. "ADUs for all the right reasons." [Boulder] ''Daily Camera, ''5 Jan 2018. [http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31572459/kathleen-mccormick-adus-all-right-reasons http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31572459/kathleen-mccormick-adus-all-right-reasons].<br/>
*McCormick, Tim. "New Starter Homes: creating a network of highly affordable, detachable, ownable, 'starter,' smart, tiny homes in Portland." Proposal, initial version August 2018, ongoing updates. Accessed 8 Sept 2019. [[Bit.ly/levitatetown|bit.ly/levitatetown]]. <br/>
*Monahan, Rachel. “[http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/10/25/are-tiny-houses-a-solution-to-the-rental-crisis-or-just-a-good-looking-symptom-of-it/ Are Tiny Houses a Solution to the Rental Crisis—Or Just a Good-Looking Symptom of It?]” Willamette Week [Portland, OR], 25 October 2017. [http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/10/25/are-tiny-houses-a-solution-to-the-rental-crisis-or-just-a-good-looking-symptom-of-it/ http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/10/25/are-tiny-houses-a-solution-to-the-rental-crisis-or-just-a-good-looking-symptom-of-it/].<br/>
*Regan, Matt. "Techonomics: New California Laws with Matt Regan of the Bay Area Council." (interview on KGO 810, 30 Sept 2016).<br/> [http://www.kgoradio.com/2016/09/30/techonomics-new-california-laws-with-matt-regan-of-the-bay-area-council/. http://www.kgoradio.com/2016/09/30/techonomics-new-california-laws-with-matt-regan-of-the-bay-area-council/. ]<br/>
*Scheinin, Richard. “[http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/an-affordable-housing-experiment-for-san-jose-and-los-angeles-bank-funds-pilot-project-to-help-build-granny-units/ Bank funds ‘granny’ units project in affordable housing experiment for San Jose, L.A].” Mercury News, October 9, 2017. [http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/an-affordable-housing-experiment-for-san-jose-and-los-angeles-bank-funds-pilot-project-to-help-build-granny-units/ http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/an-affordable-housing-experiment-for-san-jose-and-los-angeles-bank-funds-pilot-project-to-help-build-granny-units/].<br/>
*Toor, Will. "[http://www.dailycamera.com/columnists/ci_31512744/will-toor-its-time-council-act-granny-flats It's time for council to act on granny flats and backyard cottages.]" ''[Boulder] Daily Camera, ''9 Dec 2017. [http://www.dailycamera.com/columnists/ci_31512744/will-toor-its-time-council-act-granny-flats http://www.dailycamera.com/columnists/ci_31512744/will-toor-its-time-council-act-granny-flats].<br/>
*Wegmann, Jake. "[http://buildsmall-livelarge.com/session/keynote-ii-jake-wegmann/ Insights to Guide the Future of ADU Development.]" [keynote at 2017 Build Small Live Large conference]. [http://buildsmall-livelarge.com/session/keynote-ii-jake-wegmann/. http://buildsmall-livelarge.com/session/keynote-ii-jake-wegmann/. ]