The second application cycle is now open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, with the first priority review deadline on Friday, September 18. Please email adu@lacity.org with any questions.

About

The LA ADU Accelerator Program partners with homeowners to rent their accessory dwelling units to older adults facing housing insecurity. In exchange, homeowners receive benefits such as tenant screening, timely rent, and landlord support. 


How the Program Works for Homeowners

Eligible homeowners undergo a screening process to assess programmatic fit, landlord fit, and ADU quality. Once accepted into the program, homeowners are matched with a qualified tenant who pays a predetermined affordable rental rate. Selected homeowners and tenants agree to participate in the program for three years. Homeowners receive reliable rent and additional benefits from participating in the program. 

The program process has been designed to ensure a safe, easy, and efficient experience for interested homeowners.


Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply to the LA ADU Accelerator Program, homeowners must: 


Application
Step 1: Written Application

Complete a written application to determine your eligibility for the program. You may complete this application even when your ADU is not vacant. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Interview
Step 2: Interview

Interview with the LA ADU Accelerator Program team to assess how you align with the program’s values.

Screening
Step 3: Complete Suitability Screening

Undergo a background check and a site visit to your ADU.

Tenant
Step 4: Tenant Selection

Select your preferred tenant from a pool of qualified tenants matched with you.

Moving
Step 5: Tenant Move-In
Relationship
Step 6: Maintain a Good Tenant-Landlord Relationship

Gain valuable landlord support by engaging with your designated case manager.

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Step 7: Spread the Word

Share how you are helping Los Angeles become a better place for all residents.

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