ADUs Are Not Enough for California


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This article was originally published on Common Edge.

ADUs or accessory dwelling unit, a word mostly used by architects, is “a smaller, independent residential unit located on the same lot as a stand-alone single-family home” according to the American Planning Association. They can be converted spaces of existing houses, additions, or new stand-alone structures. In this piece, author Walter explores the recent policies in California that seek to reduce the shortage of housing.

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