Types of Long-Term Care
An in-law apartment is a separate housing arrangement within a single-family home or on your lot.
It may also be referred to as a second unit, accessory apartment, or accessory dwelling unit.
An in-law apartment is a complete living space and includes a private kitchen and bath.
An in-law apartment may provide a living space
for a caretaker or may be rented to provide additional income to you. Many
local or state governments have restrictions about the addition of a second apartment
on your property. You should consult your local city or county government about
zoning and other restrictions, and for help with an in-law apartment.
To find out about in-law apartments visit the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification website.
Page Last Updated: August 3, 2012
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