ADUs are subordinate in size, location, and appearance to the primary home. ADUs have also been referred to as "mother-in-law apartments", "accessory apartments", "garage apartments", or "second units". In the 1940s and ‘50s many American families rented out an extra apartment over their garages or in the basement of their homes as a way to earn some extra income to help with the mortgage payment or with other household expenses.
In fact, backyard cottages, attic, and basement apartments were a common feature in many communities across the country. New growth management laws are requiring many communities to plan for and accommodate higher housing densities. Against this backdrop, many communities are modifying their zoning regulations to allow and encourage the addition of ADUs in residential zones.
Both California and Washington have encouraged the use of ADUs for years. As of February 2, 1998, Portland Oregon has modified its zoning code dramatically to allow ADUs in most residential areas of the city.
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