How Cities and States Can Remove Barriers to ADU Development

Affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce in cities across the country, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are a scalable yet under-utilized housing solution, as was discussed in a previous post. Yet, for all their value, ADUs can be a stubborn process to get started. The average ADU costs $200,000 – not including permitting and construction… Continue reading How Cities and States Can Remove Barriers to ADU Development

Washington, D.C. is Experiencing a Housing Affordability Problem and Accessory Dwelling Units May Be the Answer

On October 15, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Planning released a draft of their Comprehensive Plan. The plan focuses on affordable housing as a top priority - which, in case you didn't know, is a major issue throughout the city. Rent costs in Washington, D.C. have risen dramatically since 2012;… Continue reading Washington, D.C. is Experiencing a Housing Affordability Problem and Accessory Dwelling Units May Be the Answer