Did you know…?
That the traditional family (mother, father and at least one child under 18) now makes up only 33% of the population in California, while single-family homes represent the majority of our housing? And, that 63% of the homes in Marin County house only one or two people, generally sleeping in a single bedroom?
That grant funding from the County of Marin and other private foundations allows Lilypad to offer free feasibility assessments for homeowners in Marin interested in creating new, long-term housing, looking at the best opportunity to meet individual needs for increased value, additional housing and income?
That Lilypad received a generous grant from the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) in January which allows us to work individually with lower income homeowners on the development of units created within the existing living space of homes and to continue our public education program?
That three new laws in California (AB-2299, SB-1069 and AB-2406) make it much easier and less expensive to create accessory dwelling units (ADUs) by removing costly permitting, water and sewer connection fees and requirements, like creating parking spaces and adding fire sprinklers?
That Lilypad is now teaching classes in three education programs including the College of Marin, the Tamalpais Unified High School District, and Santa Rose Junior College, where participants learn about the financing, design, permitting, building and leasing processes for development of ADUs?