Yes, In My Backyard: Building ADUs to Address Homelessness

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project, Yes, in My Backyard: Building Adus to Address Homelessness (Sara Rankin, Nantiya Ruan, Elie Zweibel Eds., 2018).

40 Pages Posted: 4 May 2018  

Tran Dinh

Homeless Rights Advocacy Project

David Brewster

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

Anna Fullerton

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

Greg Huckaby

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

Mamie Parks

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

Sara Rankin

Seattle University School of Law

Nantiya Ruan

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Elie Zwiebel

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: May 3, 2018

Abstract

Several cities around the country are experimenting with accessory dwellings – small units in residential backyards – to address housing shortages and homelessness crises. This guide analyzes innovative case studies in Colorado, Washington, California, and Oregon to provide lessons on structural design, project funding, screening and matching residents and hosts, potential legal liabilities, zoning regulations, and public relations considerations.

Keywords: zoning, dwelling units, granny flats, homelessness, homeless

Suggested Citation

Dinh, Tran and Brewster, David and Fullerton, Anna and Huckaby, Greg and Parks, Mamie and Rankin, Sara and Ruan, Nantiya and Zwiebel, Elie, Yes, In My Backyard: Building ADUs to Address Homelessness (May 3, 2018). University of Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project, Yes, in My Backyard: Building Adus to Address Homelessness (Sara Rankin, Nantiya Ruan, Elie Zweibel Eds., 2018).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173258 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3173258

Tran Dinh

Homeless Rights Advocacy Project ( email )

Seattle, WA
United States

David Brewster

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project ( email )

Anna Fullerton

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project ( email )

Greg Huckaby

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project ( email )

Mamie Parks

Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project ( email )

Sara Rankin (Contact Author)

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

Nantiya Ruan

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Elie Zwiebel

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Ave.
Ste 335
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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