San Diego County Approves New Granny Flat Grant

County supervisors approved a $625,000 grant last week to spur development of so-called “granny flats” in San Diego.

Kristin Gaspar cast the lone no vote in a 4-1 decision. She said the money would be better spent on middle-income housing.

“Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said that county staff will return to the board at its Nov. 20 meeting with a resolution accepting the grant money to subsidize the construction of ADUs as outlined in a 2018 proposal,” KPBS reports

Housing advocates increasingly see ADUs as a quick-fix solution to the state’s housing crisis. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a series of bills that make it easier to build ADUs and prevents local governments from shutting them down.