California Takes Another Big Step To Promote ADUs Statewide
Check out the highlights from the bills that passed
On Friday the 13th, 2019, a handful of housing bills in the California State Legislature passed with strong support. These bills could mark a new era in housing development by changing residential zoning codes as we know them today. The bills, in aggregate, broaden the definition of single family zoning by making nearly all single family homes statewide eligible to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), commonly known as a backyard home, in-law unit or garage conversion. A few of the specific zoning changes that are now law will eliminate owner-occupancy standards, reduce minimum lot size, setbacks and limits to HOA requirements for ADU projects statewide. These laws have the potential to reverse long running home production deficits by jump-starting a new sector of infill housing.
AB68 & AB881 (Overlapping bills)
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