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 and competitive 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 rental rate. Selected homeowners and tenants agree to participate in the program for five 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:
Own a residential property in the City of Los Angeles, and
Have an existing, legally permitted ADU with a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), or be in the process of receiving a C of O.
To check whether your property is within the City of Los Angeles, input your address into ZIMAS.
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:
Studio ADU — $1,369
One-bedroom ADU — $1,765
Two-bedroom ADU — $2,263
Three-bedroom ADU — $2,735
Tenants pay 30% of their income towards rent. The remainder is subsidized by the City.
To apply, all eligible homeowners must complete the following steps: