Category: ADUs

Enhabit Creates ‘Essential House’ Design to Explore ADU Affordability

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADUs) are a great way expand Portland’s housing options and increase density in single-family neighborhoods without requiring demolition of existing homes or constructing new multi-family housing units. ADU development in Portland to date has largely been an exercise for households with higher than average incomes and strong interest in the design and… Read more

Wrapping up ‘A Place for You’ ADU Pilot

As of Summer 2018, Enhabit concluded a pilot program with Multnomah County to house families experiencing homelessness. Families are now housed in four ADUs in four Portland backyards. Portland’s Housing Problem The number of families experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County is at a record high and we lack an adequate number of affordable units to… Read more

What is an ADU?

You may know them as granny flats, mother-in-law units, backyard cottages, or even tiny houses. When located on the property of a single family home, these are all part of a category of living spaces called Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs for short. Often ADUs are standalone homes in a backyard, or are apartments converted… Read more