During my many years of working in the public sector, I have become familiar with the various local, state, and federal programs that assist homeowners with residential renovations. Most are targeted to households with low to moderate incomes or have a member with a disability. Should you be interested in exploring the possibility of financial assistance, I will help evaluate your options, and if you decide to make an application, I will provide assistance with cost estimates, narrative, and required exhibits.
ADUs, which are sometimes referred to as "granny flats" may be either attached or detached small dwelling units built on the same lot as a single-family dwelling. They are becoming increasingly popular for seniors wishing to downsize but still live close to their families, and for homeowners in high housing cost areas wishing to generate rental income. Their potential depends on restrictions placed on them by local zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and building codes. If you are interested in investigating the possibility of an ADU, I will research the restrictions relevant to your local situation, and, if requested, will design a unit that meets all applicable requirements.