Accessory Dwelling Units

In an effort to increase local understanding of housing solutions and offer ideas on how to create more housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC) has conducted a study on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).

The recently issued ADU White Paper highlights MHC’s research and how ADUs can be another tool to increase housing inventory throughout the region.
An ADU is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities from a property’s primary residence and is also referred to as a second unit, in-law unit, granny flat, residential unit, or guest suite. MHC produced the ADU White Paper in order to increase understanding of ADUs and how they create housing opportunities for those who live and work in the region. It also offers ideas on ways to increase the number of ADUs being built in our region and outlines ways to offer incentives to homeowners who want to rent an ADU to a long-term tenant. Also highlighted in the study are the numerous ADU laws recently passed by the State of California that are aimed at decreasing barriers to ADU creation.

Read the MHC ADU White Paper.

Learn about AARP’s ABCs of ADUs.

Read the Santa Cruz ADU Manual.

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