Finally, to those that continue to demonize accessory dwelling units, I’ll say this —

There’s never a 100% perfect solution and a small percentage of people may try and take advantage of the system, but the reality is we are faced with an affordable housing crisis. People are getting priced out of neighborhoods that they’ve spent decades in and there need to be steps taken to protect residents.

Accessory dwelling units aren’t the silver bullet that will solve California’s housing crisis, far from it, but it’s low hanging fruit and a big step in the right direction.

For the vast number of families I work with, building an accessory dwelling unit changes their lives in an undeniable way. I wish more people would consider them.

All the Best,

Caitlin