Recent ADU News

Granny Flat Fever

Shawn Mizrachi, owner of West L.A.-based MDM Customer Remodeling, has seen his accessory dwelling unit business spike since 2017, when state laws began to favor the building types.

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs — also known colloquially as granny flats — were seen by some as a way of addressing the affordable housing crisis. Their creation accelerated during the pandemic and is continuing to grow, according to experts and a new report. Among the reasons why


$2 million grant could ready accessory dwelling units for rentals …

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Thanks to a partnership between Shelter Island Town and the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Long Island, up to $2 million could be spent over a two-year period in grants to property owners to create affordable accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their properties.

Chairwoman Elizabeth Hanley of the Community Housing Board announced the grant Feb. 9.

Community Development Corporation (CDC) President and Chief Executive Officer Gwen O’Shea submitted the application


Backyard granny flats are Ventura County’s fastest-growing housing – VC Star

Ventura County is famous for saying “not in my backyard” when it comes to building housing, but the fastest-growing type of new housing in the county is literally being built in residents’ backyards. Fully permitted accessory dwelling units ­— also known as ADUs or granny flats — were nearly unheard of a few years ago, with most of Ventura County’s cities issuing zero or near-zero ADU permits in 2016 and 2017. Since 2019, local governments


Sneak peek: We toured Wellesley’s first official Accessory Dwelling … – The Swellesley Report

“The most important thing to do is communicate with your neighbors,” said Cynthia Sibold, the first Wellesley homeowner to receive construction approval for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) under an article approved by Town Meeting in April 2022. “We told our neighbors what we wanted to do, answered a lot of questions, and made sure we followed all the rules.” A little bit of luck was involved, as well. About a year before ADUs were


With housing in short supply statewide, legislature considers ADUs – Herald-Mail Media

Maryland’s housing shortage has a state House committee taking notice as a veteran in Annapolis called on the Legislature to take action. Topics in the discussion included both renovation and renters. “As a committee and as a Legislature, we need to focus on the No. 1 problem, which is the lack of (housing) supply,” chair of the House Environment and Transportation Committee, Del. Kumar Barve, D-Montgomery, said during the hearing. The state is more than