Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Congratulations to CSDE Affiliate Acolin for Tier 2 Seed Grant!

Posted: 5/11/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE has awarded CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Real Estate Arthur Acolin a Tier 2 seed grant for $10,000 for his project, “Accessory Dwelling Units as Potential Source of Affordable Housing Across Generations”.  The grant is part of CSDE’s quarterly call for seed grant applications. Seed grants are intended to help faculty initiate new research endeavors, alone or in collaboration, that have a high relevance to population science and a strong chance of building towards extramural funding. Dr. Acolin will conduct a joint project with Nick Welch, a Senior Planner at Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development, to examine the potential impacts of recent Seattle policy changes around accessory dwelling units (including “mother-in-law” apartments) on affordable housing accessibility for seniors and beyond. As part of the grant, Acolin plans to conduct a survey of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) owners and residents as well as owners eligible to add ADUs, to understand the use of ADUs, the experience of residents in ADUs, and barriers to building more ADUs.