Bidding AD(ie)U to homelessness?
Author(s)Diaz, Hannah L.(Hannah Louise)
Bidding accessory dwelling units to homelessness?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Devin Michelle Bunten.
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Are small, backyard units an answer to Los Angeles' housing affordability and homeless crises? In the last two years, four pilot programs have emerged to answer this question. With accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as the common feature, these programs test various financial incentives to house individuals transitioning out of homelessness and/or Section 8 voucher-holders. Although in the early stages, these pilot programs seem to defy NIMBY expectations and offer a window into possible strategies for creating low-income housing. Simultaneously, the pilots raise questions around shifting responsibility towards individual homeowners, combatting longstanding stigma, and increasing access - both to constructing and living in ADUs. Largely informed by stakeholder interviews, this thesis provides a close examination of the four programs in order to understand the profiles of the envisioned tenant and homeowner participants. Additionally, this thesis explores the ways in which the pilots, as formal programs, are shifting conversations around homelessness and affordable housing in Los Angeles.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, 2019Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-41).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban Studies and Planning.