These private apartments are created specifically by repurposing a spare bedroom. Called Junior Accessory Dwelling Units in code, but more commonly known as Junior Units, they consist of a living, sleeping, food preparation area, and a private or shared bath. They have a private entrance and are separate from the main living area, however, the connecting door remains and can be secured from both sides.
Lilypad sponsored legislation creating a simple and inexpensive permitting track for these special units. Junior Units count toward Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) numbers recommended by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).