Thursday, 16 September 2021 10:28

Planning Department kicks off series of workshops focused on small, neighborhood housing alternatives

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department is hosting a series of virtual workshops focused on Accessory Dwelling Units — a designation that provides affordable housing options for Houstonians who want smaller homes located in a neighborhood instead of an apartment complex. ADUs include garage apartments and granny flats.

Funded by a 2021 Community Challenge Grant from AARP, the Livable Places Action Committee is exploring ways to allow a variety of housing types that fit all income levels.

The virtual workshops, along with the ADU/HOU design competition, will provide the basis for public discussion on housing choice and affordability in Houston.

Register for ADU Basics and Benefits.

Read more AARP resources on ADUs.

Future ADU Virtual Workshops:

How to Build an ADU, September 2021 (TBD)

Financing an ADU, October 2021 (TBD)

Design Presentation, January 2022 (TBD)

The Livable Places initiative is a continuation of the Planning Department’s effort to update portions of Houston’s development codes to create more opportunities for walkability, affordability and equity.

For more information, visit ADU/HOU or send an email to

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