Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update
The City of Hayward is currently updating its rules and regulations on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly referred to as "cottages, in-law units, granny flats, or second dwelling units" in response to new State legislation (Assembly Bill 2299 and Senate Bill 1069).
What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
ADUs are independent dwelling units with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation located on the same property as a single-family home. There are three common types and configurations of ADUs, which include internal (within the existing residence), attached, and detached.
Why are ADUs important?
ADUs provide housing opportunities in a flexible manner to address the unmet demand for affordable housing for the Hayward community, including but not limited to, students, young professionals, small families, disabled individuals, senior citizens, etc. while also assisting homeowners to offset the cost of homeownership and maintenance by renting out ADUs as an additional source of income.
Accessory Dwelling Unit Survey:
Please tell us what you think regarding Accessory Dwelling Units in your Hayward community:
City Council Work Session ADU Attachments:
- City Council Work Session Staff Report 3-14-17
- Government Code Section 65852.2 (State Law)
- City Council Work Session PowerPoint 3-14-17
Planning Commission ADU Attachments:
More Questions? Contact:
Marcus Martinez, Assistant Planner
777 “B” Street
Hayward CA, 94541
Phone: (510) 583-4236