Research Reveals Power of Bay Area Council’s Groundbreaking ADU Reforms
New research shows the benefits of the Bay Area Council’s landmark accessory dwelling unit (ADUs) reforms and that those benefits may be even broader than previously understood. The Council sponsored the breakthrough legislation (SB 1069) in 2016 that launched California’s ADU revolution, and we’ve sponsored numerous ADU reform laws since then. The study by three University of California researchers shows that investment has paid off for low- and moderate-income families. The research shows that ADUs are more likely to be built in moderate-income neighborhoods near jobs, helping reduce commute time and helping low-income people by providing housing at rates affordable to them.