The Signal: Feeling smothered by your elderly in-laws who have just moved in? Why not put them in the backyard?

In January 2020, California signed into law a new series of landmark state bills making it easier for residents to build ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units, AKA granny flats, in-law suites, and carriage houses) on their properties.   

By removing barriers and shortening approval periods, the new regulations are designed to ease the housing crisis in the state.