Getting Down to Business to Enact In-Law Legislation

Energized by our victory in passing SB 1069 to make building in-law units easier, faster and cheaper for homeowners, the Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee got down to work this week mapping out how to raise awareness of the new law and refining its provisions. State housing officials, builders, lenders, architects, advocates and others discussed creating an online portal to encourage homeowners to take advantage of the new opportunity to build accessory dwelling units, also known as granny or in-law units, and provide cities with technical guidance for adopting the law. The Council estimates that if just 10 percent of Bay Area homeowners added an in-law unit, the region would add up to 150,000 units of naturally affordable rental housing. The Housing Committee is co-chaired by Denise Pinkston of TMG Partners and Kofi Bonner of FivePoint. To engage in the Council’s housing policy work, please contact Senior Vice President Matt Regan at


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