From our partners at Rebuilding Together Peninsula:
Want to learn more about ADUs and garage conversions? Join us on June 1st at our resource fair!
ADUs provide a critical source of affordable housing in low-income communities. Unfortunately, illegally constructed ADUs result in unsafe, unhealthy and unstable housing options for some of the most vulnerable members of our community — renters or low-income family members who have no other affordable options available to them. Many of these housing units are converted garages or outbuildings that are not built to code and do not have the appropriate permits for occupancy. The homeowners building these ADUs are simply trying to supplement their income to help them make ends meet, or they are trying to help family members having difficulty finding affordable housing in the area.
Since early 2017, Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) has been working with the City of East Palo Alto and Faith in Action to help remedy the ADU crisis that is currently plaguing the city and its residents.