Learn to ADU

They’ve been called backyard homes, granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, tiny houses, and more. Whatever you prefer to call them, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) have been garnering a lot of buzz in and around our community since January 2017 when new State laws took effect that created new opportunities for housing. In fact, the new ADU Ordinance was adopted on April 30, 2019 and took effect on May 30, 2019.

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  1. Design
  2. construct
  3. Finance
  4. lease
  5. Protect
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ADU Educational Webinar

Learn what it takes to Design (SB9 v ADU), Construct, Finance, Lease, and Protect your ADU.

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landlord tenant rights and responsibilities training

  • Certificate issued upon completion
  • Meets your lender's requirement for Landlord Education Certification.
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landlord tenant rights leader lead training

  • Certificate issued upon completion

Complete a live webinar training with the local Fair Housing Agency to learn the rights and responsibilities of both the tenant and the landlord.

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a guide for tenant landlord rights and responsibilities

Download the State of California guide for tenant landlord rights and responsibilities


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CALHFA ADU Grant provides up to $40,000 to reimburse pre-development and non-reoccurring closing costs associated with the construction of the ADU. Predevelopment costs include site prep, architectural designs, permits, soil tests, impact fees, property survey, and energy reports.

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HPP CARES CDE's accomplishments these past few years have been significant and all-encompassing; striving to advocate under the National Coalition for Equities’ umbrella to maintain a powerful community voice among the Federal and State regulators and major private sector corporations to address public policy issues, and to focus on the wealth & income inequality affecting affordable homeownership and small business growth. With the NCFE, HPP CARES CDE’s outreach efforts have led to an increase in corporate social responsibility and consumer protection. We have been able to reach more people, collaborate with more companies, meet with more regulators, all in the name of helping deserving individuals become sustainable homebuyers, successful small business owners, protected consumers and empowering California communities. HPP CARES CDE is at the forefront of helping people of color become partners in our mission to reduce income and wealth inequality and build stronger futures for all minority groups.