The first application deadline was November 1, 2019. The second application cycle will open in summer 2020. Please check back soon for more details. 


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.

Homeowner Benefits

The LA ADU Accelerator Program is a one-stop-shop for homeowners interested in renting their ADUs. Whether homeowners are first-time or experienced landlords, they’ll find the program beneficial at nearly every step of the rental process.


Homeowners receive the following monthly rental payments for their units:

Program Eligibility Requirements

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


We provide an easy and efficient application process

The program process will take homeowners approximately three months from application submission to tenant move-in.

Tenant matching
We take the guesswork out of finding tenants

Qualified tenant applicants undergo a rigorous screening and selection process before we recommend them to homeowners.

Tenant Turnover
We limit tenant turnover and vacancy

Our tenants are willing to participate in the program for three years, providing homeowners with a secure and long-term tenancy.

We ensure consistent and timely rent

The program screens tenants to ensure they can afford monthly rent payments and have a track record for paying rent on time.

Case Manager
We support the landlord-tenant relationship

Each homeowner receives a dedicated case manager to provide landlord support throughout the three-year term.

LA Love
We strengthen Los Angeles together

By participating in the LA ADU Accelerator Program, homeowners increase L.A.’s affordable housing stock and do their part to keep the city livable for all Angelenos.