Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), new additional residential units situated within currently built single-family lots, are viewed as a way to increase housing supply in expensive and land-constrained markets. After new policies in 2017, ADUs in Los Angeles dramatically increased from 581 permits from 2014 to 2016 to 10,979 permits from 2017 to 2019. ADUs now account for about 20% of all Los Angeles housing permits.
Join the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of George Mason University for an in-depth case study discussion on the regulatory and procedural changes which facilitated this ADU boom, and the resulting impact on housing and neighborhoods.
Theadora Trindle – Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, City of Los AngelesThea Trindle is a Planning and Development Manager for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development. In her role she serves as the Mayor’s liaison to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety in order to advocate for critical citywide policy initiatives, advance mayoral directives, and implement development services reforms. Prior to beginning her work in the Mayor’s Office, Thea began her career in the private sector as a land use consultant where she facilitated entitlement approvals for businesses in the hospitality sector.