Accessory Dwelling Units

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Share Your Story, Get Paid, and Help Promote ADUs and JADUs

The City of Upland is looking for owners of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) or Junior ADUs (JADUs) and tenants who live in one to tell their story. Those who are selected to participate will receive $100.

We are looking for owners of ADUs (also known as backyard cottages, granny units, and converted garage or basement apartments) or JADUs, which are small, under 500 square feet apartments within the main house. Your ADU may be built separately, converted from an existing structure (like a detached garage or basement), attached to the main house, or within the main home (like a converted living space).

Why We Want to Hear from You

The Upland Planning Division is producing print and online resources to make it easier for people to build ADUs and JADUs in Upland. Hearing positive stories from neighbors who have experiences with ADUs/JADUs will help inspire others and make a big difference in our community! Stories will contain text and photography for both print and online resources. Here is an example from Marin County:

The Details

Those who are selected to participate will be interviewed by phone and photographed at their ADU/JADU and will receive $100 along with the professional photos. We will work with you to make sure the final story is accurate. Your story will be used only to inspire others, not to sell anything. 

Please fill out the brief survey at by October 7, 2022, so that we can start to get to know you and your ADU! If you are selected, we will reach out to you by October 21. We will keep your answers confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact



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Upland, CA 91786
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