How Do You ADU?

New state law taking on HOAs led by Town of Truckee.

The California State Legislature passed into law proposals brought forth by the Town of Truckee disallowing homeowners associations from regulating ADUs, validating an attempt to ease organic local solutions to the housing crisis.

“Call it gentle density or subtle density or beautiful density. There are very few places around California with housing shortages that don’t see ADUs as a great source of potential bedrooms,” says Jeff Loux, Truckee town manager. “There’s so many benefits, so why don’t we see more of them? The reasons are pretty clear.”

ADU is short for accessory dwelling unit (a type of housing also known as a secondary unit, in-law unit, or granny flat) and is seen by many  as part of a multi-faceted solution to the housing crisis in Truckee/Tahoe that would create more long-term rentals for locals.

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