Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in California are “a revolution in progress,” in the words of researchers at the University of California’s Center for Community Innovation. A series of laws enacted over the past five years have systematically eliminated most explicit and implicit legal barriers to ADU construction across the entire state. Using data reported to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), cleaned by Kat Gordiienko of Builty, and published by Kol Peterson, I investigated likely economic and regulatory determinants of ADU growth across California cities.
View the full interactive state map of ADU permits compared to single family homes here
Digging into the data, I found three key facts:
Los Angeles – the city, not the region – isRead More »