Accessory Dwelling Units: A Practical Option to Promote Affordability


By: Delaware Housing Authority
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Accessory Dwelling Units

This concise guide provides an overview of local policy issues related to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and includes specific recommendations for cities and counties in Delaware to help them develop zoning regulations for ADUs. It begins with a brief discussion of the different types of ADUs before highlighting the demographic trends that have been driving demand for ADUs and the community, home owner, and tenant benefits of ADUs. Then it summarizes key considerations for local ADU zoning regulations. The guide concludes with a brief discussion of Delaware-specific and national examples of ADU regulations.