Innovation Lab: While we are exploring a number of different housing models to add affordability to in town neighborhoods in Atlanta, we are currently focused on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). We are exploring ways to help facilitate the design and installation of ADUs and help existing home owners expand their income-generating opportunities while creating additional affordable housing supply.
What are ADU’s?
A second living space on a single-family lot that’s distinct from the permanent residence - think of a self-sufficient attic, basement, or detached building with a kitchen, bathroom, and so on
What are the benefits?
Expands income-generating opportunities for homeowners
Creates additional affordable housing stock for renters
Develops flexibility in the housing market
Creates opportunities for caregiving of family members needing structured independence
More affordable construction costs than entirely new properties