Accessory Dwelling Units

December 4, 2018, 6am PST
Correction: Airbnb is diversifying its housing business.
Fast Company
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.
MLive
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.
The New York Times
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
The Urbanist
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.
Pioneer Press
October 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
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.
The Urbanist
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.
PlanPhilly
September 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.
SF Gate
September 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Residents in parts of Raleigh would be allowed to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, if a majority of their neighbors approve the idea.
The News & Observer
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute
July 18, 2018, 6am PDT
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
June 6, 2018, 8am PDT
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) don't just help mitigate housing supply and affordability issues, they also offer significant sustainability benefits.
Sightline Institute
May 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
Proponents of a new Accessory Dwelling Unit rule in Seattle say the tactics of opponents backfired with this Environmental Impact Study.
Sightline Institute
May 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Development fees can add some $15,000 to the cost of building a home in Portland. Residents adding an accessory dwelling unit to their property won't need to worry about those expenses, as long as they don't use the limit for short-term rentals.
Portland Tribune
May 7, 2018, 8am PDT
The Golden State may have the nation's most severe housing crisis, but there is one area of state housing policy where it shines, becoming a model for other states that want to advance accessory dwelling units, also called granny or in-law units.
Next City
January 30, 2018, 11am PST
The price of a permit to build an accessory dwelling units in the city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California is prohibitive—putting the permitting fee in opposition to the stated intent of the city's zoning code and state law.
Thousand Oaks Acorn
December 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Permits have shot up after California passed a landmark law in 2016 to make it easier to permit and construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
December 20, 2017, 5am PST
Examining the growing demand for alley homes in Washington, D.C.—where alleys were once considered "evil."
The Washington Post
December 11, 2017, 8am PST
Santa Rosa is struggling to complying with two laws passed last year to encourage construction of inlaw units to increase affordable housing. Council members are concerned that loosened restrictions would degrade neighborhood character.
The Press Democrat