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County Approves Grant to Help Build Granny Flats

County Approves Grant to Help Build Granny Flats

SAN DIEGO — Supervisors Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the county to use a $625,000 grant to subsidize more accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats.” The vote was 4-1, with Kristin Gaspar opposed. The money will be provided by the 2017 state Senate Bill...

Tick Fire crews prepare for new Santa Ana Winds

Tick Fire crews prepare for new Santa Ana Winds

More than 900 firefighters continued to battle the Tick Fire in Canyon Country and Santa Clarita Sunday as assessment teams increased to 22 the number of structures destroyed in the blaze. The fire, which started at 1:24 p.m. Thursday, was 65% contained as of midday...

County Approves Grant to Help Build Granny Flats

San Jose Pre Approved ADU Plans Initiative

It’s no secret that San Jose is in the middle of a housing crisis due to the recent tech boom in Silicon Valley. The most recent census reports that San Jose has even surpassed San Francisco as the most expensive city in the United States at an average monthly housing...

Who, What, and Where Of Companion Units

Who, What, and Where Of Companion Units

City Has Handbook for Building Granny Flats The City teamed up with the San Diego Housing Federation, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR) to write the “Companion Unit Handbook,” a guide to help...

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