March 28, 2019, 7am PDT
As Montgomery County, Maryland considers a new law to allow more development of accessory dwelling units. The devil is in the details.
March 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Architect Larry Kearns argues that re-legalizing accessory dwelling units in Chicago could do a lot to promote affordable housing and economic diversity.
March 6, 2019, 10am PST
Tacoma, Washington, a city of over 200,000 residents in the Pacific Northwest, is making room for more.
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
January 22, 2019, 11am PST
Accessory dwelling units should be easier to build in California, but the process is still slow and complicated in many cities, say housing advocates.
January 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Minneapolis is setting a bold example by ending single-family zoning, but chances are a similar change won’t be coming to Philadelphia.
January 3, 2019, 12pm PST
State preemption, in the form major zoning reforms and mandates for local housing targets, are on the table in the Utah Legislature this year.
December 27, 2018, 10am PST
Advocates in the city of Chicago are pushing to legalize Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which currently can only be rented if grandfathered in.
December 26, 2018, 1pm PST
The city is considering zoning updates, including legalization of accessory dwelling units and smaller apartment buildings, which would increase density and provide more housing.
December 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renton, a suburb of Seattle dealing with skyrocketing housing prices like many of the communities in the region, is allowing new density in residential neighborhoods in the form of backyard cottages.
December 4, 2018, 6am PST
Correction: Airbnb is diversifying its housing business.
November 13, 2018, 7am PST
After legalizing accessory dwelling units in 2016, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't added many accessory dwelling units. Some regulations designed to limit the number of ADUs developed have made the building type impossibly cost prohibitive.
November 9, 2018, 12pm PST
A program financed by Bloomberg Philanthropies will pay homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and rent them to the recently homeless.
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
October 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
October 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
October 12, 2018, 7am PDT
They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
October 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Philadelphia released a document detailing its intentions around housing and related policies. The plan, which has been described as "ambitious," places a focus on equity.
September 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.