Bills Allow for Accessory Dwelling Units
- Published: May 13, 2015
Oahu’s affordable housing crisis, and affordable rental units in particular, is expected to see some relief with the passage of Bills 20 and 21, which allow for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “ohana housing” as part of the Mayor’s Housing Strategy.
Bill 20 would eliminate the requirement that an ohana unit be for immediate family only. The bill also eliminates the requirement that the unit be attached to or entirely contained within the main house, and allows for only one required off-street parking space, instead of two. The bill requires a minimum three-month rental period for any tenant.