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Lead Author: Ting

Summary: One potential remedy for California’s housing crisis is ADUs — Accessory Dwelling Units — being constructed on single-family lots. ADUs are small structures, typically under 1,000 square feet, that could both increase the housing supply and allow homeowners to earn rental income, at no cost to taxpayers. AB68 permits construction of two ADUs on the same property, overriding the strict and onerous barriers set up by some municipalities, often driven by NIMBY groups opposed to affordable housing construction. This bill passed and was signed into law.