Oakland: 'Keys To Equity' Project Helps Low-Income Black Homeowners Build In-Law UnitsA new program from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is giving low-income Black homeowners a chance to profit from their houses by building rental units on their property.
Project Home: East Bay Startup Aims To Solve Housing Crunch With 3-D Printing TechnologyWhile many blame tech companies for playing a role in causing the housing affordability crisis, an Oakland-based startup is hoping to be the solution.
Construction Of Backyard Granny Flats Booming In Bay Area During PandemicRedwood City-based Abodu says interest in its accessory dwelling units or ADUs, also known as granny flats or backyard cottages, has more than doubled since the pandemic began.
Small San Francisco Landlords Say Legalizing ADU's Is A Catch 222020 has been dubbed the year of the ADU, as new laws are making it easier to build accessory dwelling units, often called in-law units or granny flats.
Prefab 'Granny Units' Eliminate Red Tape For Homeowners Who Need More SpaceA start-up company on the Peninsula is offering homeowners a chance to place an “Auxiliary Housing Unit” or ADU in their backyard without having to deal with the bureaucracy of city hall.
San Jose Housing Shortage: Liccardo Seeks $5M For Loans, Waiving ADU Fees San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is proposing $5 million in subsidies and waived fees for homeowners who want to construct accessory dwelling units.
Homeowners Build Backyard Structures To Sidestep Housing CrisisSome are finding that a solution to the high cost of Bay Area housing is not far away. Demand for backyard structures known as Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADU) is skyrocketing.