California Budget and Policy Center: Health Note

Year: 2019

This resource explores Senate Bill 13 amendments which aims to promote the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and offer amnesty for unpermitted ADUs to become compliant. The review suggests that easing restrictions on ADU development increases the housing supply and affordability within neighborhoods. It also highlights the potential economic benefits for homeowners, but more research is needed regarding the impact on health, safety, and rental prices. Additionally, the concentration of ADU ownership among middle-aged adults is noted, while infill development could contribute to greater neighborhood diversity and access to services.

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