HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new law was passed that permits Accessory Dwelling Units or "ADUs" to be built on single family lots. ADUs are living spaces with a full kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping facilities. It's good for homeowners, and good for renters who might want to live in a quiet, single-family neighborhood and really could help provide a new source of affordable housing options for Hawaii. But there are requirements that need to be met.
In general, there are size requirements for the lot under consideration for an ADU, the lot must currently contain only one single family dwelling, the homeowner or family member must reside on the property, it must not be prohibited by any homeowner association rules, and there must be a parking space for the ADU.
For more information about ADUs, go to www.hawaiiadu.org for more information.