Auckland launches low-interest loan program for converting unauthorized…

Posted on: November 4, 2022 8:48
Last update: November 4, 2022 10:19

Auckland – The City of Oakland launched the Attached Home Loan Program (ADULP) to provide loans and technical assistance to low-income homeowners to convert existing unauthorized secondary units into legal Attached Dwelling Units (ADUs). ) or converted to a Junior Attached Housing Unit (JADU). ).

The program is intended to ensure that secondary units developed outside of the required permitting process are safe, legal, and can continue to offer flexible housing options to tenants and families. Participants will receive deferred repayment loans of up to $100,000 and guidance on the design, bidding, permitting, and construction process.

Auckland Mayor Libby Scharf said: safe and healthy. ”

Eligible properties must be owner-occupied single-family homes located along Interstate 880 Corridor and in West Auckland’s “Opportunity Zones” located in parts of East Auckland. Household income must be 80% or less of the Alameda County regional median. That’s $87,700 for a two-person household and $109,600 for a four-person household. Eligibility must be confirmed by February 2023 and all construction should be completed by Spring 2024.

“This ADU legalization program is an important new conservation tool for Aucklanders to maintain stable housing, whether they are tenants or homeowners,” said Christina, Interim Director of Auckland Housing and Community Development. Mann said. “In addition to creating a safer living environment for ADU residents, ADULP wants to accommodate families and caregivers in a very difficult housing market and access rental income that allows them to stay in their own homes. We help low-income homeowners who believe that

The program is funded by California’s CalHOME program, which provides subsidies for housing rehabilitation assistance for low-income homeowners. This was in response to growing interest in ADUs across the board and new regulations to remove barriers to establishing ADUs.

For more information, including links to confidential eligibility surveys, materials in Spanish and Mandarin, and information on how to become an Authorized Contractor, please visit: https://www.oaklandca.gov/adulp.

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