ADU Grant Program

The ADU Grant provides up to $40,000 towards pre-development and non-reoccurring closing costs associated with the construction of the ADU. Predevelopment costs include site prep, architectural designs, permits, soil tests, impact fees, property survey, and energy reports.

News & Updates

All funds for the Accessory Dwelling Unit Grant program were fully reserved as of 12/09/2023.  We are keeping grant program information available to help borrowers and lenders as they continue to process grants in their pipeline.

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What is an ADU?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, and effective option for adding much-needed housing in California.

 

Who is eligible

 

How to apply

Have questions? Call one of our ADU Grant Program lenders listed below. Since CalHFA is not a direct lender, our mortgage products are offered through private loan officers who have been approved and trained by our Agency. These loan officers can help you find out more about CalHFA’s programs and guide you through the ADU loan and grant processes.

Contact one of the CalHFA ADU Grant Program Lenders listed below:

* - 2nd mortgage options may be available

Contact one of the CalHFA ADU Special Financing Grant Program Participants listed below:

What documents should I have ready when contacting a loan officer?
When initially contacting a loan officer, you may want to have this list of documents and information available to help answer questions that they will ask you:

  • Pay stubs
  • Bank statements
  • Employment history
  • Previous tax returns

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