California Looks to In-Law Units to Ease its Housing Crisis

Looking to ease his State’s housing shortage, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of housing legislation aimed at making Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) even easier to build, reported JD Supra.

ADU’s (aka in-law units or granny flats) are smaller in scale than single-family homes, provide significant flexibility for a diverse range of household types, and offer long-term housing options. 

Complying with new state law will allow residents the option to build two ADU’s in addition to a main house on every residential lot, no matter the size. 

Additionally, the legislation will eliminate minimum lot size requirements, allows for ADU’s on properties that aren’t owner-occupied, and cities can no longer allow for short-term rentals of ADU’s.