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ADU Workshop-Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®

1651 North 1st Street

San Jose, CA 95112

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Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s Small Homes, Big Impact Program is hosting another Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) workshop! This is a FREE half day event where we will answer the following five questions for you:

  • Can I build an ADU on my site?

  • How do I get an ADU permitted?

  • How do I put a team together to design and manage construction?

  • How do I pay for the ADU?

  • I'm a landlord, now what?

To attend the event you must complete the following three steps:

1) Register for the workshop through this website;

2) Complete and submit a “Homeowner Participation Agreement” and email it to or mail it attention Small Homes, Big Impact to 75 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite 1350, San Jose, CA 95113 by Thursday, September 20th; and

3) Complete the ADU Workshop Participant Survey by clicking here.

There is also homework, please click here and download the assignment that must be completed prior to the workshop. Bring the assignment with you as it will help you follow along and speak to ADU practitioners following the event.

Due to high volume of interest only ONE person per household will be allowed and only registered homeowners that have completed both an agreement and survey will be allowed entry. Homeowners will receive a free copy of Backdoor Revolution: The definitive Guide to ADU Development by Kol Peterson at the end of the workshop.

While this event is for homeowners, we have reserved limited seats for industry professionals such as realtors, builders, designers, lenders etc. to attend. Please note that you must register as an "auditor" and we ask that you do not solicit your services to homeowners and prioritize homeowners by sitting towards the back of the room. As an auditor you do not need to complete a participation agreement or survey and you are not eligible to receive a free copy of the book.

Also, we have an awesome treat for you! Steve Vallejos of will be installing a micro-unit (150 square feet) at the workshop location for you to view, ask questions and learn all about prefab ADUs! Viewing will be available from 8am-9:30am.

Please check-in at 8am, select your seat and then step back out to view the unit. The workshop will start sharply at 9:30am.

There will be free on-site parking and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

A few important notes:

-The public will have an opportunity to view the prefab unit from 10am-1pm, you do NOT need to register for both. If you do, your registration for the public viewing event will be automatically canceled.

-Homeowners are only allowed to attend the ADU Workshop ONCE, if you have previously attended a workshop your registration will be automatically canceled.

-We ask that if you register for the workshop and later you find that you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket by going back to your email confirmation or contacting us as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 29th!

Venue for the ADU Workshop is sponsored by SCCAOR!

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San Jose, CA 95112

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