A Racial Equity Toolkit on Policies for Accessory Dwelling Units

October 2018

By: City of Seattle

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Accessory Dwelling Units

This briefing paper uses Seattle's Racial Equity Toolkit model to evaluate the effects of the city's policy approach to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). It explores the potential relationships between ADUs and affordable housing and then analyzes the extent to which policy changes that support ADU development have benefited low-income and persons-of-color households.

Seattle, WA

2010 Population: 608,660

2010 Population Density: 7,250.87/square mile