Backyard homes & ADUs
Chicago's City Council members are considering an ordinance re-legalized accessory dwelling units (coach houses, backyard homes, granny flats, basement units, etc.). The ordinance was introduced in May 2020, but there has been no action since a hearing in July 2020. Get involved by writing to your alder and ask for their support in passing the legislation to enable a lower-cost form of housing in existing buildings. This legislation is so important we're talking about it on every page.