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ADUs could expand the affordable housing toolkit―if local governments can work through some growing pains
Brookings
2024.05.09
Affordable housing policy in the U.S. is not known for rapid innovation. Since the 1980s, two federal programs have accounted for the vast majority of subsidies to low-income households: housing vouchers cover a portion of rental payments to private landlords, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) offers developers subsidies to build income-restricted apartments. Both programs rely on an ecosystem of for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations―ranging from large real estate developers to mom-and-pop landlords―to build, own, and operate the apartments low-income renters occupy.
We begin by reviewing the range of policy goals that affordable ADU pilot programs are intended to achieve, then discuss in more detail how the programs can help renters, homeowners, and local governments. We also review some of the challenges these programs have encountered to date. Critically, expanding the number of affordable ADUs will require much greater participation from homeowners, who are effectively the developers and landlords for these structures. While ADU production overall has steadily increased in recent years, it is not obvious that the typical Los Angeles homeowner wants to enter a long-term commitment to lease their ADU to low-income renters and comply with the rules governing housing subsidies.