Several cities around the country are experimenting with accessory dwellings – small units in residential backyards – to address housing shortages and homelessness crises. This guide analyzes innovative case studies in Colorado, Washington, California, and Oregon to provide lessons on structural design, project funding, screening and matching residents and hosts, potential legal liabilities, zoning regulations, and public relations considerations.
Dinh, Tran; Brewster, David; Fullerton, Anna; Huckaby, Greg; Parks, Mamie; Rankin, Sara; Ruan, Nantiya; and Zweibel, Elie, "Yes, In My Backyard: Building ADUs to Address Homelessness" (2018). Homeless Rights Advocacy Project. 12.