Accessory Dwelling Unit Guidebook

August 2019

By: Florida Housing Coalition
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Accessory Dwelling Units

This guide is designed to help local officials, planners, and affordable housing advocates in Florida plan and implement strategies to support accessory dwelling unit (ADU) construction and occupancy. Individual sections address ADU basics, the value of ADUs, regulatory barriers and practical solutions, funding and incentivizing ADU development, concerns over ADUs as short-term vacation rentals and student housing, combatting neighborhood opposition, ADUs and tiny homes, and best practices. It includes a model ordinance, examples of ADU policies in Florida, and a template for a local ADU manual for homeowners.