While accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are often mentioned as a key strategy in solving the nation's housing affordability challenges, little is known about how formal ADU ordinances contribute to these goals. This paper - the second in a five-part collaboration between UC Berkeley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Center for California Real Estate - identifies the three main approaches to ADUs among California localities, based on a new index of relative restrictiveness. Learn more about this partnership here.
Decisions about housing development are made at the local level, encouraging or deterring growth in ways that shape patterns of affordability and opportunity. This paper - the first in a five-part collaboration between UC Berkeley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Center for California Real Estate - explores the local land use policies and planning practices, along with housing, economic, and demographic characteristics, that shape housing development in California cities, with a specific exploration of the consequences of these patterns for young adults. Learn more about this partnership here.
Joel Kotkin, RC Hobbs
Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University presented
his latest whitepaper at an event hosted by C.A.R.'s Center for
California Real Estate in Sacramento on May 2, 2017.
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