Hermosa Beach Approves New ADU Ordinance

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On Tuesday, July 24, the Hermosa Beach City Council approved an ordinance allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also called granny flats or in-law units, on residential lots meeting specific requirements. The lot must already have a single-family residence on it and must also be at least 4000 square feet. The ordinance was initially drafted with […]

Los Angeles Develops New Incentive to House Homeless

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In May, Los Angeles County set into motion a plan drafted in August of last year that would hopefully be the solution to multiple problems at once. The ordinance seeks to create new housing for the homeless through the development of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Nonpermitted ADUs have been quite common, and recent changes […]

What Can the State Do to Support a Healthy Housing Market?

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The Urban Land Institute has proposed five ways the State can help ensure that the local housing market suits the needs of its residents. They are as follows: 1. Quantify housing needs and create targets. 2. Provide financial and other incentives to assist municipalities. 3. Streamline and reduce regulatory barriers. 4. Authorize municipalities to invest […]