What are ADUs?
Top Benefits of ADUs
Age In Place
While transitioning into retirement, having an ADU allows family members to age in place and live together with the people they love most.
As family members age, having trusted care nearby is essential. Whether it’s post-surgery care or help with everyday tasks, having family nearby is helpful.
Safety & Security
Older adults know the importance of feeling safe. Having an ADU with family nearby could afford that peace of mind.
ADUs in Chicago
Watch how Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) expand housing for people of all ages in Chicago.
Types of ADUs
We know from surveys by AARP and others that a majority of Americans prefer to live in walkable neighborhoods that offer a mix of housing and transportation options and are close to jobs, schools, shopping, entertainment and parks.
Since ADUs make use of the existing infrastructure and housing stock, they also could be environmentally friendly and respectful of a neighborhood’s pace and style. An increasing number of cities like Chicago have been adapting their zoning or housing laws to make it easier for homeowners to create ADUs.
The ABCs of ADUs
Through AARP’s FREE PDF guide, you can learn more about what Additional Dwelling Units are and how they expand housing for people of all ages.