Incentivizing Accessory Dwelling Unit Production - How the Tri-Cities can promote building new homes affordably to help address the housing crisis
In response to the dire housing shortage in California, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), have
emerged as a popular strategy to add smaller, low-cost homes in residential neighborhoods.
State and Local policymakers have taken a series of measures to remove impediments to ADU
construction that has driven rapid growth of ADUs statewide. LeSar Development Consultants
(LDC) finds that Baldwin Park, El Monte, and South El Monte have considerable potential for
increasing the supply ADUs in residential neighborhoods, and we believe an ADU strategy could
measurably increase the total number of affordable units in each City. Each city within the Tri-
Cities area has already begun planning for growth in ADUs through their 2018 Plans to Prevent
and Combat Homelessness. This report provides an overview of the wide variety of programs
that incentivize ADU development and takes a closer look at ADU strategies to address
homeless housing needs.