Less Can Be More: Data for Affordable ADUs

Learn model code language and innovative programming ideas to better ensure state- and local-level ADU legislation achieves the espoused goals of equity, access, and affordability. Discover how government agencies and community partners can use data to narrowly tailor ADU-related rental restrictions, offer financial incentives, and strengthen enforcement mechanisms.

The moderator explains how model codes and programs adopted in California can be applied across the United States, considering state-specific directives and enabling legislation. Find out how to create effective, inclusive ADU programs that create affordable, accessible, and equitable housing options for lower-income and working-class communities.

Explore the equity implications of California's statewide ADU legislation and locale-specific ADU programs, with a focus on using data derived from equity-centered analyses to assess how successfully ADUs provide accessible and affordable housing to target communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use data to assess the impact of state and local ADU legislation on lower-income and working-class communities.
  • Hear success stories and learn best methods, including legislative rental restrictions, financing schemes, and other enforcement mechanisms for ADUs implemented by government agencies and community partners.
  • Learn from model code language and innovative ADU programming ideas, while considering state-specific directives and enabling legislation, to better ensure ADUs fulfill their promise of access and equity.

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