Illegal Dwelling Units: A Potential Source of Affordable Housing in New York City (October 2008).

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Illegal Dwelling Units cover imageIn Illegal Dwelling Units: A Potential Source of Affordable Housing in New York City, Chhaya reports on informal housing units in New York City. With the assistance of Citizens Housing and Planning Council (CHPC), Chhaya used survey tools to estimate the number of illegal housing units and the potential for homeowners to legalize such units. The report also lists recommendations to the New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development calling for the legalization of basement apartments by adding a new category of residence to building, housing, and zoning codes through an “Accessory Dwelling Unit” (ADU) code.