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Multigenerational Living - a win-win solution!

Throughout our journey in supporting homeowners who are building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), we witness a compelling narrative of family support that resonates strongly in California as the state explores innovative approaches to enhance connectedness and affordability through ADUs, fostering a return to multigenerational living. This echoes the communal lifestyle prevalent in our nation before he 1950's, prior to the advent of the single-family home area.

It is estimated that 66.7 million adults ages 18+ in the U.S. are living in a multigenerational household; that’s more than 1 in 4 Americans. Among those living in a multigenerational household, more than 7 in 10 (72%) plan to continue doing so long-term.

Embracing multi-generational living through the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on family-owned property offers numerous benefits.

Financial Saving

Sharing living expenses among multiple generations can lead to significant financial savings. This includes pooling resources for the mortgage, utilities and childcare. It also offers opportunities for creating savings for big expenses like college or a downpayment.

Emotional Support

Having family members from different generations under one roof provides emotional support. It creates a sense of companionship, reduces feelings of isolation, and fosters a supportive environment during challenging times.

Child and Elderly Care

Multigenerational living allows for shared responsibilities in caregiving. Grandparents may assist in childcare, providing a strong support system for working parents. In return, younger family members can offer assistance and companionship to elderly relatives.

Cultural and Family Traditions

Multigenerational living often promotes the passing down of cultural values, traditions, and family history. This can strengthen family ties and maintain a connection to cultural heritage.

Shared Responsibilities

Household chores and responsibilities can be distributed among family members, lightening the burden on any single individual. This can contribute to a more balanced and harmonious lifestyle and household.

Elderly Independence

Older family members may maintain a greater sense of independence while benefiting from the assistance and support of younger generations.

With so many built-in benefits, Hello Housing sees this shift in living as a win-win for communities and families who are struggling to find affordable, sustainable and meaningful solutions to the high cost of living in the Bay Area and beyond. 

If an ADU seems like the right multigenerational housing strategy for you and your family, and you would like support in moving through the process with a trusted partner, reach out and schedule a consultation.

Visit to learn more about how we support homeowners throughout the entire process of building an ADU as well as learn more about the families we are supporting who have created this win-win solution.

We are here to help no matter where you are in your process.


The HelloADU Team


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