White House Event on Making it Easier to Build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
On February 1st, the White House hosted a virtual event on making it easier to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ADU's are becoming a new strategy to increase more affordable housing. Many individuals are speaking up on how to make an impact on small living spaces for multi-generational living, to help families live closer together, and providing a lower cost living product.
These products are constructed in many forms, especially with an offsite solutions like modular construction, wood panels and traditional onsite built. Either way, the construction form is only available once financing and other industry partners make a change.
Here are many featured speakers leading this discussion:
• Ambassador Susan Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor
• Sandra Thompson, Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
• Lopa Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Mike Hernandez, Vice President Engagement & Impact, Fannie Mae
• Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington, Vermont
• Denise Pinkston, President, The Casita Coalition
• Karen Chapple, Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley and Director of the School of Cities, University of Toronto
• Kevin Skinner, EVP, Head of Home Lending, Umpqua Bank
• Noni Ramos, CEO, Housing Trust Silicon Valley
• Robert Liberty, Strategic Partner, Cascadia Partners
• Rodney Harrell, Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP Public Policy Institute
• Tom DeSimone, President & CEO, Genesis LA