San Diegans Learn How to Add a Second Unit to Their Property

Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator, District 10, and Greg Nickless, Housing Policy Analyst, CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in San Diego for the 2017 San Diego County ADU Conference organized by ReVisions Resources and AARP | California.
Photo: Barbara Michelman

Learn how to take advantage of California’s new “granny flat” law

Did you know that California just made it easier than ever for homeowners to add a second unit? Also known as a granny flat, in-law suite, garage conversion or carriage house, the official name in our state is Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Folks are using ADUs to

  • House an elderly relative,
  • House an adult child,
  • House a caregiver for a disabled family member,
  • Rent for additional income, or
  • Live in while renting their primary residence.

The new state law is a big change. Here’s a recap for those who missed the 2017 San Diego County ADU Status Conference on October 30, 2017 at TSRI. Speakers included Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator – District 10; Toni Atkins, California State Senator – District 39; Greg Nickless, Housing Policy Analyst, CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HCD); and representatives from the County of San Diego and the 18 incorporated cities. Program moderator was Roger Showley, staff writer at The San Diego Union-Tribune. The speakers addressed

  • the nuts and bolts of the new legislation,
  • frequently asked questions, and
  • what’s available in the County of San Diego and in the 18 incorporated cities.

Click on the image below to view the presentation.

Click here to view KUSI News coverage of the event.