A small building under construction. It has roofing trusses and the walls are up.

Your housing solution is in the back yard

The City of Des Moines dramatically expanded where Accessory Dwelling Units can be built in the city. Now, we're following the construction of a demonstration project in the Oak Park neighborhood.

Two Houses One Home Video Series 

Follow the construction of an Accessory Dwelling Unit in Des Moines through our video series in partnership with HOME, Inc.

ADU Community Resources

In May 2021, the City of Des Moines dramatically expanded where ADUs are allowed to be constructed, increasing their potential as a housing solution in our community.

Here's where you can learn more about this housing option: