ACCESSORY APARTMENTS-DEVELOPING A PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO MARKET THE CONCEPT AND COUNSEL THE HOMEOWNER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5358
Amount: $63,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Patrick H Hare Planning & Des
1707 P Street, Nw, Washington, DC, 20036
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Margaret Haske
 Principal Investigator
 (202) 234-1219
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ACCESSORY APARTMENTS BENEFIT OLDER HOMEOWNERS. THEY CAN PROVIDE INCOME, SECURITY, COMPANIONSHIP, AND A SOURCE OF SERVICES IN RETURN FOR RENT REDUCTIONS. THEY ALSO CREATE INEXPENSIVE RENTAL HOUSING, AND, BECAUSE OF THE BENEFITS LISTED ABOVE, A MEANS TO HELP OLDER HOMEOWNERS AGE IN PLACE.IN CONTRAST, INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORY APARTMENTS IS RARELY SEEN AS A WAY FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE TO MAKE MONEY. AS A RESULT, THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE MARKETING OF THE OPPORTUNITY CREATED BY THE PASSAGE OF ORDINANCES PERMITTING ACCESSORY APARTMENTS, AND VERY FEW APPLICATIONS TO INSTALL ACCESSORY APARTMENTS IN COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE PASSED ORDINANCES. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO SHOW PRIVATE INDUSTRY HOW TO MAKEMONEY HELPING HOMEOWNERS INSTALL ACCESSORY APARTMENTS. PARTNERSHIPS OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS, HOME REMODELERS, AND SAVINGS AND LOAN OFFICERS WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THREE SEPARATE LOCATIONS THROUGH CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS. THE PROJECT WILL ORGANIZE THE CONFERENCES AND TRAIN THE INDIV- IDUALS IN MARKETING AND IN COUNSELING HOMEOWNERS THROUGH SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS. THE PROJECT'S FINAL PRODUCT WILL BE A SEMINAR PACKAGE THAT CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP PRIVATE SECTORPARTNERSHIPS TO MARKET ACCESSORY APARTMENTS, AND TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY WHILE PURSUING A SOCIAL GOAL.

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