ADUs in North Carolina: Examining the Proposed Legislation & Its Implications

By Lea Henry & Dr. Stephen Sills

Proposed legislation in North Carolina, Senate Bill 374, aims to allow the construction of ADUs by right in residential zones with minimal requirements, such as complying with building codes and not imposing restrictions on owner-occupancy or parking. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development supports the development and equitable financing of accessory Dwelling Units to increase the supply of affordable and mid-priced rental housing and provide wealth-building opportunities for homeowners.