The housing crisis continues to plague California, and affordable options for adding more units can seem like a pipedream. In response, many people are thinking about adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit – known as an ADU or more commonly as a ‘granny flat’ – to their property.
Have you wondered about the process to build an ADU on your property and wondered what hoops exist to getting it done?
Many residents are turning toward building ADUs as a way to invest in their properties and to earn more income. Importantly, ADUs also provide a way for renters and family members to find more affordable living options in their desired neighborhoods.
The rules around ADUs are changing rapidly and regulations vary by city jurisdiction, so it is particularly important to understand where to begin and the steps in the process.
AARP and Housing Trust Silicon Valley are teaming up to host a workshop and resource fair for homeowners who want more information on ADUs, including the planning, design, and building processes.
The event, set for Saturday, August 17, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sunnyvale Senior Center’s Orchard Pavilion, 550 East Remington Dr., is the venue.
Panelists include representatives from Housing Trust Silicon Valley, insurance agents, and development companies.