Durham ADU Program
This fall, we are pleased to be working with AARP NC to improve housing opportunities for older adults in
the City of Durham, Durham County, and Raleigh. This initiative, Housing Options for Aging in Place: Accessory
Dwelling Units (ADUs), is aimed at fulfilling important components of Durham’s Aging Plan — building new housing
and remodeling existing homes to better accommodate our region’s growing population of older adults.
Working together with key community partners in government and the private sector, we intend that the HOAP: ADU
project will engage city and county elected officials, agency staff, the for-profit and nonprofit housing sector, and
county residents of all ages. This fall’s initiative will bring awareness to the community of the importance of modifying
existing housing and creating new housing for our region's older residents.
Following the successful Buildable Backyard event in June 2021, this fall’s activities will include a review of
development policies that affect ADU development, a community forum and round table discussion about ADUs, an
evaluation of affordable building practices and funding sources, a review of age friendly design for ADUs, and the
identification of local ADU success stories.
For Better Living Designs and resources click HERE