Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Housing Element Update

Program 7: Second Unit Ordinance

In 2004, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Second Unit Ordinance, which allows second units in residential and agricultural zones. Second units provide an affordable rental option for the workforce within single-family neighborhoods.

Objectives By 2014, promote the Second Unit Ordinance through the Department of Regional Planning web site and brochures at public counters.
Policies Policy 1.2: Mitigate the impacts of governmental regulations and policies that constrain the provision and preservation of housing for low and moderate income households and those with special needs.
Policy 3.1: Promote mixed income neighborhoods and a diversity of housing types throughout the unincorporated areas to increase housing choices for all economic segments of the population.
Timeframe 2014
Responsible Agency Department of Regional Planning
Funding Source General Fund

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