Lawmakers consider ADU subsidies to boost housing

Lifting zoning restrictions for the structures has been a hot trend in state capitals.
A sprawling neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)

States are subsidizing accessory dwelling unit projects to encourage homeowners to add separate living spaces to their backyards, garages and basements.

California and New York offer grants to low- and middle-income property owners, and Colorado, Hawaii and New Jersey may create new financial assistance programs.

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