To highlight awareness regarding statewide housing needs and how ADUs can help address some of those needs, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association partnered with the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and State & City legislators to build a 400-square-foot ADU on the State Capitol lawn.

ADUs—rentable living spaces complete with a kitchen and bathroom—were introduced to the Honolulu City Council back in September 2015, in an effort to create affordable rental housing. As of March 2017, the city has granted almost 150 ADU permits to homeowners across Oahu.

(Pictured above) Waianae residents Rocky & Mary Naeole came all the way to town to see an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on the grounds of the State Capitol!