LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — County officials are considering a plan to offer incentives to homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property as part of a plan to offer housing to the homeless.

The pilot program proposed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors would allow homeowners in unincorporated areas to receive subsidies up to $75,000 for the construction of “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs).

Other homeowners may also get up to $50,000 for the remodeling and legalization of an existing unpermitted dwelling.

The Board in a 4-0 vote Tuesday approved the $550,000 plan, which could be completed within 18 months.

While the pilot program is aimed at curbing homelessness in L.A. County, the report acknowledges potential uphill challenges, including whether the incentives are substantial enough to attract homeowners and how promoting such upgrades would impact the inventory of affordable housing in the Southland.

If you want more information or you are interested in getting involved, the county is already accepting emails from people at housing@planning.lacounty.gov.

Comments (2)
  1. Check out http://www.LibertyCabins.com if you would like a solution for homeless people and do not want to build permanent structures. The positive thing to RV Tiny Homes on wheels is you can move them if your plans change.

  2. Why do you approve so many Projects for Commerical development but no affordable housing.. This is a Silly idea.. The city and state puts money aside for homeless programs every year. Why keep talking about what your going to do.. You did such a great job last Year.. How much did the Homeless Population go Down ?

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