Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program


Small Homes, Big Impact is a new pilot program from Housing Trust offering free educational workshops and financial assistance to homeowners seeking to build a secondary dwelling – commonly known as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) – in their backyard.

The workshops intend to answer the following five questions:

  1. Can I build an ADU on my site?
  2. How do I get a permit to build an ADU?
  3. How do I hire a builder and manage construction?
  4. How do I pay for an ADU?
  5. I’m a landlord, now what?

The workshops are led by local ADU Practitioners (land use consultants, builders, designers, architects, lenders etc.) during a half day course, typically on a Saturday.

The financial assistance program is currently being developed, it will consist of a planning grant and a construction loan. We hope to roll out these products in early 2019.

If you would like to receive program updates, please register on our ADU interest list below.