United Way Monterey County is working to increase the number of affordable housing options in Monterey County and is focusing on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as a strategy to do so. We are currently looking for homeowners who have built an ADU on their property or has purchased a lot with an ADU. We would like to collect your stories and experiences to share with others.
We are reaching out to existing ADU homeowners because you are the experts in terms of navigating the permitting process, finding contractors, and building ADUs. We would like to learn from you about the challenges you faced during the process, how you are using/ renting your ADU, and more. Your answers will help us create resources and tools to assist other homeowners within your communities to build ADUs. We will also share this feedback with your respective cities to help streamline and improve the planning and building process. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are happy to connect with you and hear your stories.