Retiree Housing Resources

Accesssory Dwelling Units (ADU) in Berkeley 

 Compiled for UC Berkeley Retirement Center’s Pre-Retirement Planning Series, by Barbara Byrd Cullinane, MSW, LCSW
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The UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation second paper in a series on California Land Use:  Regulating ADUs in California: Local Approaches and Outcomes. The paper studies ADU regulations and permitting data in cities throughout California.  

Alameda County Senior Housing Guide 2017-18 edition

Housing Considerations in Retirement, presentation by Joann Sullivan, Spring 2016
Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Broker Associate, Thornwall Properties, Inc.
(510) 393-7889

Baby boomers join ‘aging-at-home villages’ for yoga, happy hour, cooking classes and biking 
Washington Post, May 2017

Bay Area Villages
Ashby Village

Established in 2010, Ashby Village is an East Bay non-profit serving a community of people over age 50 who are united by a desire to remain in the culturally rich, multigenerational neighborhoods that we know and love. Serving Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington and parts of N. Oakland. 

North Oakland Village
The mission of North Oakland village is to support aging in the communities of Oakland and Piedmont through programs and services that provide options for independence, engagement and well-being. Members and volunteers create an environment for healthy aging through safe and independent living in the homes of seniors. We offer friendship through monthly programs and activities with social interaction.   510-547-8500.

•Avenidas (Palo Alto)
•Foster City
•Sequoia (Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City)
•NEXT Village SF
•SF Village
•Hotel Oakland
•Sausalito Village
•Mill Valley
•N. San Rafael Village
•Lamorinda Village (Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga)
•Village Network of Petaluma

Bay Area Villages in formation:
•Eden Area (Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo & adjacent areas)
•Life Elder Care: Fremont
•San Mateo
•Coastside (Half Moon Bay)
•The Village in Bolinas and Stinson Beach
•Walnut Creek
Carquinez Village Project (Benicia)

The following are links to resources related to Retiree Housing Resources

Aging & Housing News

A couple plans a new home, in the backyard
Graying California, 4/23/19

More California seniors are relocating to accessory dwelling units as a way to age closer to family and home.​

The ABCs of ADUs'

The ABCs of ADUS is a primer for elected officials, policymakers, local leaders, homeowners, consumers and others to learn what accessory dwelling units are and how and why they are built. The guide also suggests best practices for how towns, cities, counties and states can include ADUs in their mix of housing options.

Watch a video presentation about these "petite, discreet and affordable homes"