to California State Housing Department, there is a housing shortage in LA.
Estimates say that the city would need to deliver 100,000 housing units a year,
each year for a decade before it catches up with the shortage. Besides, the
median property value is around $600,000 which means that to afford one a family
income should around $120,000 when the median income is around $60,000, only
half of it. (https://datausa.io/profile/geo/los-angeles-ca/#housing)
In response to California’s affordable housing shortage, lawmakers
recently passed statewide legislation removing barriers to the development
of accessory dwelling units (ADU). The Assembly Bill No. 2299, AB-2299 Land
use: housing: 2nd units were approved by Governor on September 27, 2016. While
there are approximately 480,000 single-family houses zoned lots in Los Angeles,
there are only an estimated 1,200 permitted ADUs in the city, less than 1%.
of the board game is to reduce the affordable housing shortage in Los Angeles
by building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The game introduces players to the
complex, often contentious process of permitting, designing, and constructing
these backyard housing structures. Players will add and transform their
ADU’s while making their way through the game. The winner will be the player
with higher rent value units.