ADU Grant Program

Program Eligibility | How To Apply

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Grant Program will create more housing units in California by providing a grant of up to $25,000 to reimburse pre-development costs associated with the construction of the ADU.

Review the sections below to find out more about the CalHFA ADU Grant Program.

ADU Grant Program

Program Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for this program?

Borrower(s) Requirements

We suggest talking with one of our CalHFA ADU Grant Program Lenders to get all the details, since it can get a bit technical.

** Enter your address in the box at the top left, and click the checkbox "Color QCT Qualified Tracts."

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ADU Grant Program

How To Apply

How do I apply for this loan program?
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.

Visit the CalHFA ADU Grant Program Lenders page.

How does the application process work?
We've put together a handy infographic that walks you through the general process of applying for the CalHFA ADU Grant.

Infographic of the CalHFA ADU Grant Program process

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

Are there any other resources you’d suggest?
Yes.  You can sign up for a free two-hour course on the construction and finance of ADUs.  It’s not required, but has some good information.

ADU Education

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